Hosted on behalf of the National Improvement Director’s Network by Maxine Power, Executive Director of Quality, Innovation, and Improvement, Northwest Ambulance Service, the Roundtable will be chaired by Mike Farrah, Senior advisor to the PwC Public Sector Health practice.
Primary Care is the cornerstone of the NHS. As we build back better after COVID we have a moral and social responsibility to ensure that the resources to support primary care are robust. This is highly likely to include re-direction of resources from places of maturity to places of need. Primary care has over two decades of improvement experience and expertise, yet there is still a disproportionately small investment in improvement capacity than for acute care. NHS England invite colleagues to discuss and shape this “levelling up” challenge as we explore:
- The ‘Moon shot’/ big idea – that if strategically we took the brave decision to redirect our improvement resource to primary care to ‘level up’ improvement expertise, it would make a disproportionate impact on the whole system
- improving patient experience and reducing demand on the urgent and emergency care system? How could we do it and what would it look like?
- Following this discussion, a summary document will be presented to NHSE leadership.
Guest speakers include:
- Dr Amanda Doyle – Director of Primary and Community care, NHS England
- Minal Bakhal – National Director for Primary Care Transformation at NHS England
- Maxine Power – Executive Director of Quality, Innovation, and Improvement, Northwest Ambulance Service
- Other speakers to be confirmed