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How can Primary Care Networks succeed in reducing health inequalities?

New NHS Alliance

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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Hear from General Practices and contribute to a vision for Primary Care Networks to address health inequalities through community based approaches. 


IF YOU ARE A GP THAT WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT EMILY TAYLOR as we we have reserved a number of places for GPs.


              +44 (0)7894 095427 


New Primary Care Networks (PCN) will be expected, by 2021, to deliver ‘locally agreed action to tackle inequalities’ – one of seven national service specifications. And the NHS Long-term Plan commits to a ‘more concerted and systematic approach to reducing health inequalities’ with a promise that action on inequalities will be central to everything the NHS does and that a higher share of funding will be targeted at areas with high inequalities. This is happening alongside a renewed focus by the Health Minister on prevention, social prescribing and universal personalised care. 


In 2010, the Coalition government issued a Public Health White Paper with reduction of health inequalities at its heart – to be achieved through an increase in action on the wider determinants of health. Through a combination of austerity and insufficient commitment to the White Paper, health inequalities have increased. It's time for a new approach! 


This interactive event hosted by new NHS Alliance in partnership with RCGP Health Inequalities Group, brings together general practitioners and leaders of PCNs with a range of community-based organisations and people with lived experience to explore what actually needs to happen for PCNs, working with local partners, to succeed in addressing and reducing, health inequalities among their populations.


Thank you to our sponsors, Home Group and Power to Change, without whose support this free to attend event would not have been possible. 


Through this event, we want to explore:


 1. How Health Creation can support General Practice to better meet the health and wellbeing needs of people and communities most impacted by health inequalities

2. How PCNs might develop genuine partnerships with their communities to discover local solutions to the causes of health inequalities

3. What sort of community building and ‘self-organising’ is required for social prescribing to be most effective

4. How PCNs might form allegiances with local partners such as housing and voluntary sector organisations to support them in this endeavour

5. How lasting improvements in the population health might be achieved through General Practice in a time-efficient and cost-effective way

6. How all this might help general practice to deliver on the 10 High Impact actions detailed in NHS England’s Action Plan for General Practice and Primary Care.

7. Clarify how delegates can support the development of a Wellness Workforce and identify practical steps to achieving this

 The event will showcase several examples of Health Creation in general practice and the benefits to patients, communities and the workforce.

 By the end of the day, delegates will have generated a vision for ‘What good looks like’ for PCNs genuinely addressing health inequalities.






Introduction to the event

Dr Brian Fisher, Chair New NHS Alliance



The role of Primary Care Networks in transforming Primary Care

Dr Raj Patel,Deputy Medical Director for Primary Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement



History of the general practice approach to Health Inequalities (and why we need to think more creatively)

Dr Patrick Hutt, Chair of RCGP Health Inequalities Group  



The opportunity for community-based solutions in primary care

Olivia Butterworth,Head of Public Participation,NHS England and NHS Improvement



The view from the community

Facilitated by Merron Simpson, CEO New NHS Alliance


  • Alex McCraw, Resident Director, New NHS Alliance
  • Bill Graham, Community Development Expert, Modality
  • Angie Wright, b-inspired


Health Creation explained




Changing the dynamic with communities

Facilitated by Jack Nagle, Alpha Primary Care


Hackney case study

  • Emel Hakki, Hackney Services Manager
  • Beverly Jones, Wellbeing Coordinator


Portuguese Community Initiative

  • Dr Vikesh Sharma, GP The Grantham Practice and Clinical Director, Stockwell Primary Care Network   



Discussion: what are delegates’ organisations doing?

Facilitated by Jack Nagle





What are other sectors doing to tackle Health Inequalities?

Dr Ollie Hart, Home Group



The evidence for Health Creation

Prof Antony Morgan, Glasgow Caledonian University (tbc)


World Café: An opportunity for delegates to explore key questions



‘What does good look like?’ for PCNs and GPs genuinely addressing health inequalities through community action?

Facilitated by Dr Patrick Hutt


Summary and next steps







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220 Arlington Road
NW1 7HE London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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New NHS Alliance (NNHSA) is a movement of professionals and local people working in equal partnership to reverse the worsening health inequalities. New NHS Alliance achieves this by advancing the discipline of Health Creation to make wellness a core part of health and care system and by proving a platform for some of the most disadvantaged people to have a voice within the system and to influence policy-makers, frontline practitioners and our own organisations' activities.

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