About this event

  • Date and time Wed 11 May 2022 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by General Practice with Primary Healthcare

Shortages of family physicians and general practitioners to meet the healthcare needs of a growing population have resulted in moving to a more collaborative and inter-professional approach to the delivery of effective services in primary care settings. The transformation of roles in primary care has encouraged a multi-disciplinary approach with allied healthcare professionals expanding their skills to meet this demand. This conference will explore success stories and innovative practices when healthcare teams work together to deliver patient-driven models of care.

This conference aims to highlight the success stories of global medical colleagues, in providing innovative practices, using an inter-professional approach to deliver care in the community and general practice.


  • To determine how integrated care could tackle the labyrinth of scattered health services and improve patient outcomes.
  • To explore whether the reconfiguration of primary health care, which has multiple professionals with advanced skills working in teams and supported by digital technology, enables seamless coordination of services to be delivered. 
  • Explore current innovations in practice by healthcare professionals working in inter-professional teams within advanced roles globally and consider whether these success stories can be adapted into local healthcare systems in the UK. 

Who Should Attend?
All healthcare professionals and stakeholders in primary care settings inclusive of general practitioners, nurses, nurse practitioners, practice nurses, pharmacists, physician associates, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational health therapists, practice managers, educational leads and transformational leads.

This event was organised by Jeshni Amblum-Almer.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

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Opening address - workforce development and transformation of roles in interdisciplinary practice: A case study discussion

Ms Jeshni Amblum-Almer, President, General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, Royal Society of Medicine

A global perspective on interprofessional teamworking and its impact on primary care

Professor Shabir Moosa, Family Physician, Johannesburg Health District

"Covid -19 Pandemic as a “destroyer and teacher”: Understanding the role of primary care and strategies to manage masses in the world’s second most populated country - India”

Dr Zakaria Abbas, Consultant, Narayana Health City, Bangalore

Role of youth in delivering primary healthcare in Africa: Key lessons from the AfroPHC youth hub

Dr Marie Claire Wangari, AfroPHC Youth Hub, Kenya

Panel discussion
Comfort break
Paediatric integrated care with shared learning – using a cost neutral approach in general practice in England

Dr Jaikumar Ganapathi, Paediatric Consultant, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

The role of occupational therapists in improving patient outcomes in general practice

Ms Marije Bolt, Occupational Therapist, Department of Home Health Care, Cordaan

Co ordinating care and education of healthcare professionals in nursing homes in Slovenia

Ms Metka Zitnik, Nurse Practitioner, Slovenia

Comfort break
Mental Health: Developing a mental health service to support clinicians in primary care

Dr Impana Prabhu Bilagi, Clinician, Lindamood bell Learning processes

Maternity: Models of maternity care working in rural environment; barriers and attributes of interprofessional collaboration with midwives

Ms Gregana Nikolova, Bulgaria, Deputy director, Midwifery and Maternity, Portsmouth University

Paediatric Asthma role modelling clinics in the primary care setting

Ms Alison Summerfield, Nurse Consultant, Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy and Ms Anika Tanna, General Practitioner, the Abbotsbury Practice, Eastcote

Comfort break
Implementing immunisations and Covid-19 vaccine clinics using a coordinated inter-professional approach - managing misinformation and population engagement in the UK

Ms Kirsty Armstrong, Primary Care Lecturer and Practitioner

Machine Learning integration into healthcare and its use in remote consultations - does it work effectively amongst community teams?

Dr Jay Verma, General Practitioner, Shakespeare Health Centre 

Developing a sustainable women's health programme using remote consultations

Dr Hayley Jenkins, General Practitioner, Walnut Tree Health Centre, Milton Keynes

Developing a collaborative approach to safeguarding in England and Wales

Dr Kenny Gibson, Director of Safeguarding, NHS England

Event summary
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM or the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 06:00am on 11 May 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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