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

Author Kym Lang
Posted 2019.12.12 Comments 0
26 Mar 2020
University of Birmingham

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday 26 March 2020, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Hotel Conference Centre

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 the evaluation of PCNs’ longer-term progress and impact.


Primary Care Networks:

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. 


About the Event:

The day will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm, on 26 March 2020, and includes 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.

Booking details will be available from Wednesday 18th December here.

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:

  • 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