When? Thursday 17th September 2015

Where? Energus, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4JW

Event timings: 2.00 - 6pm (1.30pm for lunch)

Available to: General practice staff across Cumbria


On the 12th May 2015, GPs and Practice Managers came together at NHS Cumbria CCG's Council of Members meeting to discuss General Practice development in Cumbria. In this enthusiastic and effective workshop, commitment was given that in September, we would hold a GP Conference for practice staff in Cumbria that would help us to do two things:

  • Update on the work done since May and discuss how further development on issues important to you
  • Share Cumbrian solutions to Cumbrian problems to stimulate further developments and ideas on moving forward


We are delighted to confirm that we have secured a venue large enough for us to aim for a much bigger event in September, so that more members from practices will be able to attend. It is also a PLT afternoon, so we can benefit from CHoC cover for practices.

The event is a really important step in taking forward the key themes already identified:

  • Clinical models of care, for the future - working as a practice or in collaboration, that build on the best of General Practice, developing different ways of working to best meet patient needs. This will also include clinical workforce; multi-disciplinary teams
  • Greater engagement with patients in the management of their own health
  • Primary Care Communities/integrated ways of working with other community services and teams, social care and the third sector, including social prescribing
  • Improved and direct GP - consultant communication


Additionally there is an opportunity for you to share your innovative projects and developments with your colleagues. If you are interested in delivering a workshop or having a display at September’s event then please contact the CCG Communications Team (details below).

We will also be sharing ongoing work covering the key areas that will support practices to move forward in the future. These include:

  • Commissioning for outcomes - potential changes to local commissioning to improve outcomes and reduce bureaucracy 
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Premises
  • Workforce


The whole event will be highly participative and practical in its focus, but we need you there. The more of us there, the more effective our shared views will be in identifying the direction and how we take positive steps forward.


It is essential that if you are planning to attend, you register your attendance by signing up or logging in here.


Contact details:   

If you would like support with travel arrangements, please contact NHS Cumbria CCG's Communications Team on 01768 245457 or email communications.team@cumbriaccg.nhs.uk  

If you have any queries about this event or how to register, please contact events@theclic.org.uk