Primary Care Networks: Connecting Policy, Practice and Evaluation - POSTPONED

Edgbaston Park Hotel 53 Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2RS
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Thursday 26th March 2020 (10:00-16:00)
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Jenny Oldfield Email:; Tel: 0121 414 7054

Please note that this event has been postponed

Join us for a one-day symposium, jointly hosted by the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and Health Services Research UK

This event will provide an opportunity for primary care practitioners, policy makers and researchers involved in planning, operating, and researching primary care networks (PCNs) to learn from each other and explore questions to be pursued in evaluation of PCNs’ longer term progress and impact.

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have recently been established across the NHS in England. Similar arrangements are in place in the other nations of the UK and in the international context, where organised general practice, locality groups, primary care federations and independent practice organisations are just some of the approaches used. Together we will use prior and emerging research evidence, coupled with the experiences of practitioners and others working within the health system, to frame and explore how PCNs are faring in their early months and to consider the challenges ahead of them. 

The day will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm, and will include lunch and networking. The venue is the Edgbaston Park Hotel Conference Centre, University of Birmingham, B15 2RS. Tickets for this event are £70 each (£55 for HSRUK members) and places are limited to 100 delegates.

For further information and this event and to reserve your name on the waiting list for this event, please contact Dr Manni Sidhu (

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Judith Smith, Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Birmingham
  • Rebecca Rosen, Senior Fellow, Nuffield Trust
  • Rebecca Fisher, Senior Policy Fellow, Health Foundation
  • Luisa Pettigrew, General Practitioner and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Sam Hinks, NHS England/Improvement