Speakers - 2020


NAPC Annual Conference 2020 at Best Practice Live 2020 a virtual event this October

 


Our speakers / panelists

Session 1

Harnessing Technology: A session exploring how technology is improving patient outcomes within a population health approach


Dr Pooja Sikka, Partner, TenX Health

Pooja is a Partner at newly launched TenX Health – a hands-on venture capital firm dedicated to health tech, alongside supporting the development of NAPC Digital. She has a background in healthcare consulting and Ventures at EY and expertise in population health models. Pooja is a Locum GP in Lambeth, London where she has been practising for over ten years.

 


Dr Nav Chana MBE, National Primary Care Home Clinical Director, NAPC

Dr Nav Chana served as NAPC Chair for four years and has been integral to the development and roll out of more than 200 primary care home (PCH) sites across England. Nav has been a GP at the Cricket Green Medical Practice in South West London for over 26 years. Previously he was Clinical Adviser for Workforce Redesign for the new care models programme, Director of Education Quality for Health Education South London and Postgraduate Dean for General Practice and Community-Based Education. Nav featured in Pulse’s Power 50 list of the most influential GPs in 2018 and 2019.


Matthew Walker, Director of Strategy, NAPC

Prior to joining NAPC Matthew worked for 13 years as a management consultant focused on workforce strategy and planning, primary care estates strategy and investment, and the development of new models of integrated care and quality improvement. During this time, he led a multi-year STP wide programme of work supporting investment into primary and community care estates and was deputy director of primary care transformation for one of the most populated STPs in England. Matthew has been involved in the NAPC’s primary care home programme since 2015 supporting its set up, spread and evaluation. He now leads NAPC ‘s strategy and business development operations and oversees the work of NAPC Digital which supports practical digital innovation in primary and integrated care.


Crystal Dennis, Digital Lead for Empowered Self Care and Innovation Catalyst, Dorset CCG

Crystal works within a system role for #OurDorset integrated care system, specifically leading the Empowered Self-Care agenda as part of #Digital Transformation Portfolio. Crystal’s role is to Catalyse teams and organisations in a blended approach to reimagine services using technology as the mechanism to transform behaviours and how they are delivered – an agenda that drives research and SME engagements.


Session 2

The People’s Plan, a springboard to success in delivering quality and safe healthcare across care settings:  Discussions will include how to improve workforce, local leadership, system leadership and collective leadership


Dr Minesh Patel, NAPC Chair

Minesh qualified in 1991 in London and entered general practice in 1996, joining a GP partnership in a total purchasing pilot. He is a GP Partner at Moatfield Surgery in East Grinstead. He took on the Mid-Sussex Primary Care Trust (PCT) lead role to adopt gold standards frameworks for coronary heart disease (CHD) and then diabetes. Minesh then became the Mid-Sussex PCT Professional Executive Committee chairperson. He has been a clinical voice in commissioning and for the last five years has been the Chair of Horsham and Mid-Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group. He led a review of Stroke Services in Sussex and chairs the Sussex Sustainability Transformation Partnership (STP) Clinical Board. Minesh has led the development of the Healthy East Grinstead Partnership Primary Care Home.


Karen Storey, Primary Care Nursing Lead, NHS England, and NHS Improvement

Karen is the National Primary Care Nursing Lead in NHS England NHS / Improvement leading on the General Practice Nursing Ten Point Plan to support recruitment, retention and return of the nursing workforce in general practice. Prior to this she was primary care lead nurse (workforce) at Health Education England West Midlands leading on Training Hubs. She has held previous positions as Primary Care Nurse Facilitator in a CCG, and Clinical Lead Nurse for an NHS Walk – In Centre. She has a background as a General Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Independent Nurse Prescriber, and an MSc in Health Studies. Karen has held various national roles to develop the HEE GPN career framework, nurse lead on the HEE primary care workforce commission ‘The future of primary care creating teams for tomorrow’, HEE national general practice nursing workforce plan ‘Recognise, Reform, Rethink’. Karen’s role as associate lecturer in the Faculty of Applied Health Care Research University of Birmingham has included visits to primary care in Denmark, Netherlands, and China. She has a particular interest in growing nursing leadership in primary care and has developed a shared leadership programme for primary care known as ‘Triumvirate leadership’. Karen is a Queen’s Nurse and is a graduate of the QNI Executive Nurse Leaders Programme. She is currently involved in writing a book entitled ‘collaboration in primary care’.


Andy MullinsAndy Mullins, Primary Care Home Faculty Team Leader, National Association of Primary Care

Andy has more than 25 years of experience facilitating change across both public, and private sectors. He works with teams, organisations, and systems, to help them cut through the fog of complexity to find clarity, common ground, and solutions. His focus for the last 16 years, has been on the health sector, but also has experience of working across public transport, manufacturing, and the oil industry. For the three years, Andy has been leading NAPC’s work on supporting the development of the Primary Care Home model with a regional focus on the South West.


Caroline Rollings, NAPC PCH Faculty Member and former Managing Partner, Newport Pagnell Primary Care Home

Caroline has worked in primary care for 30 years. As a specialist primary care nurse and psychodynamic counsellor, she developed a successful stress management course reducing GP attendance and prescribing. She spent seven years as Lead Nurse for Newport Pagnell Medical Centre’s Integrated Nursing team and following an MBA, 11 years as managing partner developing an innovative practice encompassing GMS/Provider services and a second wave PCH. The practice has been rated as CQC outstanding. Now an NAPC Faculty Member, she is passionate about holistic patient care believing that valuing and supporting colleagues, leadership, and population health provision all play a part in achieving those aims.


Claire Price-DowdDr Clare Price-Dowd, Head of Leadership and Lifelong Learning – Midlands, NHS England and NHS Improvement 

Dr Clare Price-Dowd D.H&SCP, MA, MA, BA(Hons), RGN, RHV, Senior Programme Lead: NHS Leadership Academy Clare has worked in the NHS her entire career. Initially training as a nurse in Nottingham, she spent 13 years working as a Health Visitor and practice teacher before moving into management and education. Clare spent three years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby before moving into national roles across the NHS with the NHSU, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and latterly the NHS Leadership Academy where she is currently the senior programme lead for Evaluation and Patient Experience.


Vikki Beddow, NAPC Director of Strategic Partnerships and Organisational Development

Vikki is trained as a clinical nurse specialising in cancer care and has over 30 years’ healthcare experience spanning the NHS, charity and private sectors, including developing NHS transformation programmes. Vikki is a member of NAPC’s senior leadership team and leads our national and international faculty alongside Dr Nav Chana, which supports the delivery of NAPC’s programmes across England and internationally. Vikki is passionate about improving healthcare from a global perspective, learning from UK and other countries.


Session 3

Health inequalities:  Sharing experiences of working across primary, secondary, local government and community providers to improve health inequalities for local communities


Dr Nav Chana MBE, National Primary Care Home Clinical Director, NAPC

Dr Nav Chana served as NAPC Chair for four years and has been integral to the development and roll out of more than 200 primary care home (PCH) sites across England. Nav has been a GP at the Cricket Green Medical Practice in South West London for over 26 years. Previously he was Clinical Adviser for Workforce Redesign for the new care models programme, Director of Education Quality for Health Education South London and Postgraduate Dean for General Practice and Community-Based Education. Nav featured in Pulse’s Power 50 list of the most influential GPs in 2018 and 2019.


Mike Bell

Mike Bell, Croydon Health Services Chair

Since joining Croydon Health Services in 2013, Mike Bell has helped shape the Trust’s vision and, alongside its senior management team, has seen the organisation deliver continued improvements in care and performance. The Trust has formed new alliances with the local authority, commissioners, GPs, mental health services and the voluntary sector to make services more joined up for patients. Mike has held a number of senior positions across the NHS, including chair of the London Mental Health & Employment Partnership and vice chair of NHS London. He is the director of a consultancy company, MBARC Ltd, which works with central and local government and various NHS bodies on issues relating to both social exclusion and quality assurance.


Professor Joe Harrison, Chief Executive, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Joe Harrison has been a Chief Executive for nearly 8 years and joined Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive over five years ago. The Trust is an acute hospital serving a fast-growing population of 320,000 and employing over 4,500 staff. Joe’s focus at the Trust has been on improving patient safety, experience, and clinical effectiveness, and supporting innovative digital solutions to help improve clinical and operational effectiveness. Joe has nearly 30 years’ experience working in acute hospitals, including in senior director roles at the Trust and Bart’s Health, as well as in several district general hospitals.


Miriam DeakinMiriam Deakin, Director of Policy and Strategy, NHS Providers

Miriam is the Director of Policy and Strategy at NHS Providers, the influential membership organisation for NHS trusts and foundation trusts. As a member of the executive leadership team, she contributes to organisational strategy at board level and helps lead and steer influencing activity. Miriam works closely with trusts and a range of national stakeholders.


Caroline Taylor, GP and Lead, North Halifax Community Wellbeing Partnership Primary Care Home

Caroline has been a GP in North Halifax since 2000. She joined Calderdale CCG Governing Body in 2014 as mental health lead. In April 2018 she established North Halifax Primary Care Home which as North Halifax Community Wellbeing Partnership has become rapidly successful facilitated by the Calderdale system commitment towards integrated working as set out in the Single Plan for Calderdale, which all partners are signed up to. The PCH has used population health management and community engagement to identify mental health as its initial priority. Early successes include service mapping and locality clinics addressing wider determinants of health.