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National Healthcare Group Polyclinics Study Visit

From 16 -19 April 2013, a team from the National Healthcare Group in Singapore visited Imperial College to learn more about the NW London Integrated Care Pilot. A copy of the programme is appended below. The visit was hosted by Dr Josip Car and his team. Dr Car is an executive physician-scientist combining the roles of a Director of Global eHealth Unit at Imperial College, Director of Public Health and Primary Care at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a practicing general practitioner. He serves in a range of other roles including as a co-director of the London (NW) NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Network, a lead director for the new Imperial GP Specialty Training, a research and primary care editorial adviser to the British Medical Journal, Board Member of Journal of Global Health; an Editor of the Cochrane Collaboration, and a member of the core group for the NW London NIHR CLAHRC.

Day 1: Tuesday 16th April 2013

Location: MWB Victoria, 10 Greycoat Place, London, SW1P 1SB

09:00 – 09:30
Registration & Breakfast

09:30 – 09:45
Welcome & Introduction
Professor Elisabeth Paice
London view of Integrated Care
Rachel Bartlett
Integration in North West London
Drs Raj Chandok, Sheik Auladin & Mohammed Ali
The IT Tool
Dr Aumran Tahir
Coffee break

The role of the Integrated Management Board, Engagement and Education
Professor Elisabeth Paice
The role of the Multidisciplinary Groups (MDG) Co-chair, Case Management and Reviews
Amrit Sachar & Dr Talac Mahmud

Partners’ Perspective: Community Provider Services
James Reilly
Strategic direction: Summary and way forward
Dr Andrew Steeden
Question & Answer Session
Thank you & close

Networking (optional)

Day 2: Wednesday 17th April 2013

Location: School of Public Health, Charing Cross Campus. The Reynolds Building, St Dunstan`s Road, London, W6 8RP

08:30 – 09:00
Welcome & introductions
Dr Josip Car
09:00 – 10:20
Plenary: Evidence review – what interventions for integrated care? What is the role of predictive risk models?
Dr Michael Soljak
10:20 – 10:40

10:40 – 12:00
Plenary: Evaluation of Year 1 of NW London Integrated Care Pilot
Dr Michael Soljak
12:00 - 13:00

13:00 – 15:00
Plenary & interactive session: First 365 days of integration - why, who, how, where and when?
Scott Hamilton
15:00 - 15:20

15:20 - 17:00
Group session: Motivations, enablers, facilitators & barriers and reality check on implementation
Scott Hamilton
17:00 - 17:30
Conclusions & feedback

Day 3: Thursday 18th April 2013 - Option 1

Location: Imperial College Business School, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ

08:30 – 09:00

09:00 – 11:00
Plenary: Integration of Health Services – a global effort
Professor Rifat Atun
11:00 – 11:20

11:20 – 12:00
Group session: Singapore’s implementation challenges in the context of international evidence
Professor Rifat Atun & Dr Josip Car
12:00 - 13:30

13:40 - 15:30
Plenary & interactive session: Financial modelling of integrated care, expected impact and evolution of incentives
Scott Hamilton
15:30 - 15:50

15:50 - 16:50
Plenary session: Latest NHS reorganisation and primary care
Dr Austen El-Osta
16:50 - 17:30
Question and Answer session

Day 3: Thursday 18th April 2013 - Option 2

Location: Hammersmith Hospital Postgraduate Centre & Hammersmith Centre for Health, Du Cane Road, London, W12 0HS

09:00 – 09:30

09:30 – 11:00
Walk around the Hammersmith Centre for Health including urgent care centre, A&E and general practice
Dr Samia Hasan
11:00 – 11:15

11:15 – 12:15
Interactive session: Demonstration of care plans for people with diabetes and elderly and how care is delivered in the practice setting.
Dr Samia Hasan
12:15 - 13:50

13:50 - 15:30
Interactive session: Interdisciplinary working, continuity of care and multidisciplinary groups
Dr Samia Hasan
15:30 - 15:50

15:50 - 16:50
Interactive session: Deep dive into IT related to integration such as understanding the patient registries and risk stratification 
Andrew Thorne Marsh
16:50 - 17:30
Question and Answer session

Day 4: Friday 19th April 2013

Location: School of Public Health, Charing Cross Campus. The Reynolds Building, St Dunstan`s Road, London, W6 8RP

09:00 – 09:30
Welcome & introductions

09:30 – 10:30
Plenary & interactive session: Improvement in Primary Care
Professor Azeem Majeed/Dr Christopher J Millett
Integration between Health & Social Care; Role of Public Health
Professor Salman Rawaf
12:00 – 12:15

12:15 – 12:30
Group discussion: take home messages and lessons learned
Dr Josip Car/All
12:30 - 13:30

13:30 – 14:00
Conclusions & Farewell

14:15 – 15:30
Visit to the Fulham Centre for Health for those who chose Option 1 on Thursday (optional)
Dr Josip Car


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