Primary Care Conference 2019


The Greater Manchester Training Hub hosted its second annual Primary Care Conference in December 2019 at King’s House Conference Centre. The conference, which ran for two full-days, looked at safe and effective practice around a number of topics such as: clinical decision making, skin Lesions and de-prescribing. 

Delegates consisted of GPs, Advanced Clinical Practitioners and Physician Associates on our first day (Tuesday 10th December). General Practice Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Nursing Associates and GP Assistants were in attendance on our second day (Wednesday 11th December). 

There were also plenty of students in attendance, adding to the wide-range of delegates which created a unique networking opportunity.

Furthermore in an unprecedented move, and in partnership with Manchester University, over one hundred nurses were updated on the Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment as part of the new NMC Standards which launched September 2019.

The feedback from delegates reflects another success for the Greater Manchester Training Hub and primary care and we look forward to our next conference. For information on the awards ceremony that took place, click here: awards 2019.


Tuesday 10th December

ACP: A force to be reckoned with

by Joanna Bircher (GP and Clinical Director of GM GP Excellence Programme)

Risk: Ambiguity to Clarity and Vice Versa

by Sylvia Khan (Consultant Psychiatrist, Northwest Boroughs NHSFT)

Skin Lesions: Diagnosis and Management

by Dr Rachel Hilton (GPwSI Dermatology, Community Service, WWL NHSFT)

Clinical Decision Making

by Liz Reilly (Advanced Physio Practitioner) and Ricky Staniland (Physician Associate)
Salford Primary Care Together

Recognising the Sick Child

by Ruth Berry (Advanced Paediatric Nurse, A&E Department, Tameside Hospital NHSFT)

Education and Support in Practice (SSSA)

by Joanna Dunn (Principal Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University) 

Lower Back Pain and Management

by Kathleen Arden (Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Practitioner, MSKCATS, Leigh Health Centre)

Medication and Frailty

by Anna Swift (Associate Director Medicines Management, Wigan Borough CCG)


How to Lead in the Brave New World

by Karen Storey, Primary Care Nursing Lead
NHS England & Improvement

Heart Failure Lives At Home: Clinician/Patient perspective

by Nick Hartshorne-Evans, CEO
Amit Chawhan, Heart Failure Specialist Nurse
Pumping Marvelous Foundation

Education and Support in Practice (SSSA)

by Karen Heggs, Lecturer in Adult Nursing
Heather Sigley, Lecturer in Adult Nursing
Manchester University

Managing Kidney Function

by Helen Alderson, Consultant in Kidney Medicine
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 

Group Consultations

by Louise Brady, Primary and Community Care

BreathChamps: Child Asthma Reimagined

by Heather Henry, RN MBA, Queen’s Nurse
Founder BreathChamps & BreathStars

De-Prescribing - Are you Brave Enough?

by Samantha Howard, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Marus Bridge Practice



dedicated delegates


fantastic Feedback


educational experts


dynamic days

An excellently organised event with informative presentations and interesting speakers”


Primary care conference 2019

A fabulous event, bringing together primary care team members across Greater Manchester and beyond” ​

Karen Storey