Speakers - 2021


NAPC Spring Conference 2021

A virtual event: 14.00–17.00 on Wednesday 28 April


Our speakers / panelists

Conference Facilitator


Vikki Beddow, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Organisational Development, NAPC

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 1

What are the opportunities and challenges in the NHSE/ I Legislation for Integrated Care Systems in addressing the health and wellbeing for communities


Dr Nav Chana MBE, Clinical Director, NAPC

Dr Nav Chana, former NAPC Chair and now National Primary Care Home Clinical Director, has been integral to the development and roll out of more than 200 primary care home (PCH) sites across England. He has been a GP at the Cricket Green Medical Practice in South West London for over 30 years. Previously Nav 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.


Ann Greiner, CEO & President Primary Care Collaborative USA

Ann Greiner serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) where she is focused on defining and implementing an advocacy, research and education agenda that furthers comprehensive, team-based, and patient-centred primary care. Ms. Greiner is a well-recognized leader in the quality field and has worked at a number of prestigious national organizations. Prior to joining the PCC in 2017, she served as Vice President of Public Affairs for the National Quality Forum (NQF) where she increased the visibility and influence of NQF on Capitol Hill. She also served as Deputy Director at the National Academies of Medicine, contributing to the Quality Chasm series of reports and related conferences. Ms. Greiner has also held leadership positions at NCQA and the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Chris HopsonChris Hopson, Chief Executive of NHS Providers

Chris Hopson joined NHS Providers (then the Foundation Trust Network) in September 2012 as chief executive following a career spanning the public, private and voluntary sectors. Between 2005 and 2012, Chris worked at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), in a number of board-level roles Other roles include board-level corporate affairs director at Granada Media and first political adviser at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.


Mark Britnell, Partner and Chairman at KPMG

Mark is Chairman and Partner of the Global Health Practice at KPMG. Since 2009, he has worked in 60 countries, helping governments, public and private sector organizations with operations, strategy, and policy. He has a pioneering and inspiring global vision for healthcare in both the developed and developing world and has written extensively on what works around the world. As Chairman for the Global Healthcare Practice, Mark has responsibility for KPMG’s 4,000 health staff across more than 40 countries. Mark has dedicated his professional life to healthcare and has led organizations at local, regional, national, and global levels. He was CEO of high-performing University Hospitals in Birmingham and master-minded the largest new hospital build in the NHS. He also ran the NHS from Oxford to the Isle of Wight before joining the NHS Management Board as a Director-General. This frontline experience grounds his approach to empowering, motivating, and inspiring healthcare innovation.


Roy Lilley, Writer and Commentator (panel host and facilitator)

Roy Lilley is an independent health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on health and social issues. Previously, a Visiting Fellow at the Management School, Imperial College London, he was also formerly at the Centre for Health Services Management at the University of Nottingham. He provides consultancy to NHS organisations and the companies that have services and products for the health service.


Session 2

Why does Population Health matter in tackling health inequalities?


Dr Nav Chana MBE, Clinical Director, NAPC

Dr Nav Chana, former NAPC Chair and now National Primary Care Home Clinical Director, has been integral to the development and roll out of more than 200 primary care home (PCH) sites across England. He has been a GP at the Cricket Green Medical Practice in South West London for over 30 years. Previously Nav 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.


Dr Matthew Harris, Imperial College London

Matthew Harris (DPhil MBBS MSc PGCE FFPH) is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, and he is an Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine in the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  His research spans global health, innovation diffusion, and primary care and health services research with a particular focus on bidirectional learning between the NHS and low-income countries (Reverse Innovation).  This has included measuring unconscious bias against low-income countries, evaluating International Health Partnerships and conducting qualitative research around Reverse Innovation. In 2014 he was awarded a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowship to research Reverse Innovation in the US as a Visiting Research Assistant Professor at New York University, under the mentorship of Prof James Macinko (UCLA) and Dr Don Goldmann (Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston). In 2018 he was awarded an Imperial College London Presidents Excellence in Teaching and Learning grant to advance the Reverse Innovation agenda in higher education by ‘decolonizing’ the curriculum of the master’s in public health. In 2019 he was appointed co-Editor of the Reverse Innovation series in the BioMed Central journal Globalization and Health.


Jag Mundra, NAPC Population Health Management Lead

Jag specialises in the management and application of operational research, quantitative analysis, and modelling techniques to support health systems understand population health need easily, cheaply, and sustainably. Jag has worked collaboratively with several providers of population health analytics solutions to help PCNs make practical use of their products. Jag is working with the NHS England Population Health Management team on their on their roll out of population health within ICSs and is supporting the UK Research and Innovation Healthy Aging Challenge on learning approaches. He carried out a cost benefit and population health analysis of the Primary Care Home (PCH) model of care for the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC). By adopting an iterative and pragmatic approach, the evaluation was able to rapidly show evidence of benefit with limited up-front investment. Whilst working for NHS London, he designed and conducted a comprehensive review of urgent care across London. He managed a large, multidisciplinary team to gather and analyse qualitative and quantitative data across the range of urgent care providers including A&E departments, Urgent Care Centres and Minor Injury Units to help redesign services in order to improve both cost effectiveness and patient outcomes.


Faye BatleyFrailty Nurse, Upper Calder Valley Primary Care Network

Faye has some 13 years’ experience working in acute and community services across Calderdale and Huddersfield since graduating as an Adult Nurse at Sheffield Hallam University.  Faye developed a passion for older people’s services and went on to specialise in frailty. Faye jumped at the opportunity to secure the role of Specialist Frailty Nurse within a Primary Care Network.  This pioneering new role in the PCN enables Faye to bring her expertise into primary care and provide care closer to home for her patients.   Faye’s role provides a community based personalised approach to older people’s care, ensuring that the frail older patient feels involved and empowered in managing and maintaining their own health care needs.  Faye is leading a frailty project for the PCN and is supporting other Calderdale PCNs with their frailty projects. When Faye isn’t at work she loves to relax by completing a jigsaw and spending time with her family and friends going on walks, trips to the park and classic car shows with their MG Midget.


Dr Helen Davies, Calderdale CCG Lead for community and population health management

Biography to follow shortly.

 

 


Dr Johnny Marshall OBE, NAPC President

Johnny is a GP at Westongrove Primary Care Home and a highly experienced NHS leader. During his career, Johnny has built a reputation as a trusted leader and advisor, providing valued vision and insight on health and care policy on behalf of NHS membership organisations. Johnny has established effective partnerships at board level between NHS membership organisations and key partners including national NHS bodies, local government, and professional representative groups. Johnny remains passionate about adopting a population health perspective across health and care and developing sustainable support for individuals and communities, particularly through NAPC’s primary care home model. His previous roles include NAPC Chair and Director of Policy at NHS Confederation.


Session 3

Technology and Estates in the NHS: part of the solutions to healthcare or not?


Dr Pooja Sikka, NAPC Council Member, Partner Octopus Ventures

Pooja is a NAPC Council Member and Partner at 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.


Katrina Percy, NAPC Digital

Katrina joined the UK’s National Health Service over 23 years ago as a graduate management trainee and since then has worked in all sectors of the health service, including two years working internationally running a hospital in Tanzania. She was in her CEO role for nearly 10 years, delivering financial and operational turnaround of services, innovative change programmes and system wide transformation. Katrina is particularly passionate about leading organisations through transformational change. She was instrumental in designing a comprehensive leadership development and cultural change programme for a UK health provider. Katrina is a regular speaker on the future of healthcare services and ways to deliver these at higher quality and sustainable cost. Since leaving the UK National Health Service, Katrina now heads up the global team at Ryalto – a mobile platform for healthcare workers enabling them to run their working life. In this role she continues to focus on innovative healthcare delivery models and the engaged workforce.


Dr Sachin Patel, Primary care Transformation Lead, Harness Healthcare

Sachin is a General Practitioner working in Wembley. Having worked within his own practice to streamline IT processes he now leading on Primary Care Transformation for his Local GP Federation. A number of projects are focused on bringing digital healthcare and innovation down to a practice and patient facing level and planning implementation for the real world. “Digital transformation is critical because it is the key enabler and driver for system change. An upskilled NHS workforce would support true digital transformation that will safeguard the future NHS for our patients.”


Ash PeshenDr Ash Peshen, GP and Clinical Lead for ART, Thanet

Dr Peshen is a GP partner in Thanet since 2013. He also currently works as the Governing body clinical lead for Kent and Medway. Ash is the urgent and emergency care clinical lead for Kent and Medway CCG and East Kent ICP. This has given me a understanding of what is going well and what could be improved upon in Primary care, as well as community and secondary care. Ash led the bid from Thanet to be a pilot site for Primary Care Home. This was the precursor for Primary care network development. Thanet were selected as one of 15 National Pilot site to lead on this project. As part of the Thanet PCH, we developed Complex Acute response team. As part of PCH support to the local hospital, Thanet led the development of the E-ART – enhanced Acute response team. This is a GP streaming in Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital Margate. This service was reviewed by ESIS as part of their review of the EKHUFT, this service according to the Clinical director for ESIS is one of the best performing GP streaming services in England. The team is appreciated by the Local Trust as it helps reduce the burden on the stretched A&E. The work has been mentioned in the NHSE Primary care letter and mentioned by Amanda Pritchard COO of the NHSE in her letter to the NHS leaders. Recently Matt Hancock in his speech at the RCP mentioned C-ART as service which brings Support to the frail and elderly as well as supports the care homes 7 days a week. Ash is very proud of how the service stepped up to support the whole system during the COVID crisis.


Matthew Walker, Director of Strategy, NAPC (Session Facilitator)

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.


Session 4

Wellness and Recovery of NHS and Healthcare Delivery Partners 


Caroline TaylorDr Caroline Taylor, GP and NAPC Faculty Member

Caroline is a GP partner at a practice in North Halifax and she chairs North Halifax PCH. She is GP clinical lead for children and young people and a governing body member for Calderdale CCG. She works with SWYPFT MH trust, CHFT acute trust and ICS on quality and improvement and is developing innovative MH referral pathways/templates with them. Caroline has worked with the NAPC on their population health management resources and provided training for PCNs.


Dr Hilary Floyd, GP and Clinical Director of the NHS Seacole Centre

With 28 years’ experience as a GP partner at a thriving practice, Dr Floyd keenly identifies with the challenges facing the health service. She believes passionately that to transform and sustain primary care now and in the future it is essential to work collaboratively, look at opportunities for sharing functions and ways to implement services at scale. She regarded the role of Medical Director for GP Health Partners, her local GP network, as a prime opportunity to safeguard the values and integrity of primary care and work in a sustainable way to positively impact patient lives.


Dr Peter Aitken, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital; Director of Research and Development and Medical Education at Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Dr Peter Aitken, MB ChB MRCGP FRCPSYCH DCH DRCOG FHEA worked briefly as a GP in South West London before pursuing a career in Psychiatry. He is Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Director of Research and Development and Director of Medical Education at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Honorary Associate Professor University of Exeter Medical School. He was RCPsych Psychiatrist of the Year 2016 and is immediate past Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry 2013-17. He is trustee at the Anthony Nolan Trust, chair of the RNLI Medical Committee and trustee at the The Lions Barber Collective. Peter lives and works in Devon.


Caroline Rollings, NAPC Faculty Wellbeing Lead (Session Facilitator)

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.


Session 5

How do we develop our workforce and leadership capabilities in order to support system transformation?


Claire Price-DowdDr Clare Price-Dowd, Nurse and Senior Programme Lead at the NHS Leadership Academy

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.


Christiana Melam, CEO, National Association of Link Workers

Christiana is the Chief Executive of the National Association of Link Workers, the only UK and largest professional membership network for Social Prescribing Link Workers, which aims to increase professionalism and resilience while reducing isolation. Christiana has helped drive social prescribing movement and supported the development of link workers. She is the architect of the UK Annual Social Prescribing Link Worker Day/Conference, and an international Social Prescribing Link Worker champion.


Dr John Jeans, Consultant Anaesthetist and Director at 33N

John is a practicing anaesthetist with a keen interest in helping the healthcare organisations improve patient care. He aims to do this both on an individual basis with his clinical work and systemically by working with healthcare organisations as a management consultant.


Andy MullinsAndy Mullins, Primary Care Home Faculty Team Leader, NAPC

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.


Janet Thornley, GPN Strategic Lead, BLMK ICS

Janet Thornley is the GPN Strategic Lead for BLMK ICS raising the profile of practice nurses and encouraging leadership roles. Janet works closely with GPNs and the Workforce Programme Lead looking at new opportunities for nurses. She is involved in the development and introduction of New to Practice Programmes for GPNs and retention and development programmes for more experienced GPNs. The opportunities available to nurses with the emerging Primary Care Networks are very exciting. Janet continues to work clinically as ACP in general practice in Milton Keynes. As part of her MSC, Janet gained a PGCMDE and became a former associate lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University, teaching practice nurse skills and remains involved in education being responsible for Pre- registration nurses and hospital Drs on rotation in her practice. An active member of her PCN steering committee, Janet is passionate about collaborative working and thinking creatively about patient led care.


John Pope CBE, NAPC Chief Executive Officer (Session Facilitator)

John has more than 35 years’ experience in healthcare – his roles have included Finance Director and acute trust Chief Executive, for more than a decade. He worked at national level for the Department of Health as part of a team reviewing whole health communities and as Chief Operating Officer for the London Deanery. John joined the NAPC in late 2015 supporting the development of the primary care home programme and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in summer 2016. He is inspired by local frontline energy and a desire to improve local health and care services.


Session 6

NAPC Membership 2021 and beyond 


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 five years was 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.


Dr Johnny Marshall OBE, NAPC President

Johnny is a GP at Westongrove Primary Care Home and a highly experienced NHS leader. During his career, Johnny has built a reputation as a trusted leader and advisor, providing valued vision and insight on health and care policy on behalf of NHS membership organisations. Johnny has established effective partnerships at board level between NHS membership organisations and key partners including national NHS bodies, local government, and professional representative groups. Johnny remains passionate about adopting a population health perspective across health and care and developing sustainable support for individuals and communities, particularly through NAPC’s primary care home model. His previous roles include NAPC Chair and Director of Policy at NHS Confederation.