Dr Sam Everington OBE is the Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets CCG and still practices as a GP in his St Andrews practice in Bromley by Bow. In respect of real and challenging urban primary care in the 21st century, there is probably no better qualified commentator or insight provider.
A qualified barrister before joining the medical profession, Dr Everington is not afraid to speak up or make his mark. Whilst a junior doctor he chose to highlight the dangers of long hours by sleeping outside the Royal London hospital. In 1993 his research into racism in the NHS led him to be arrested for making fraudulent job applications using anglo saxon and asian names to highlight discrimination - he was cleared of all charges. He was the first medic on scene following the 7/7 London bombings.
How does he balance the challenge of delivering high quality primary care with the strain of tightened finance, low GP morale and a changing health landscape? How must primary care evolve to better deliver a health and social care solution? Is a CCG-led model remotely sustainable?
This is going to be a fascinating and enlightening evening. There won't be any pulled punches or off limits subjects. If you really want to know what the front line of primary care will look like in the future, book now - tickets will be gone in a heartbeat.