By working at scale, Primary Care Networks can deliver new models of care fit for the local population, develop the workforce and release capacity and by working together provide excellent care for patients and staff.

This is a great opportunity for practices to meet the Medical Director of Primary Care for NHE England & Improvement, to learn how PCNs are progressing, and hear how other PCNs across the country are developing new models of care.

Dr Abby Richardson, the CCG Clinical Lead for Primary Care, will be leading the event.

Lunch will be available from 12.30pm with the workshop starting promptly at 1pm.  The full agenda will follow shortly.

Target Group

This event is being delivered as part of our CCG Education Events series, which forms part of our wider GP Support Hub offer.

This event is open to staff members support Primary Care Networks in a member GP practice within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  Practices are encourage to send at least one clinician to this session.

Certificates of attendance will be provided.

12:30 Buffet lunch
13:00 Welcome Dr Abby Richardson, CCG Clinical Lead for Primary Care
13:10 Operating model implementation and PCN approach Mani Dhesi, Transformation Director SDSmyhealthcare Federation
Community services transformation work for Diabetes, CKD and frailty pathways
Digital intervention in Primary Care
13:40 PCN implementation – our story so far Dr Jeanine Smirl, Clinical Director of Norwich PCN
Roles, responsibilities and recruitment within PCNs
Working with the CCG and our wider community partners
14:10 Current thinking on PCNs, progress and plans for the future Dr Nikki Kanani, GP and Medical Director for Primary Care for the NHS in England and NHS Improvement
What has and hasn’t worked well
Q&A – questions welcome
14:50 Close Dr Abby Richardson


Dr Nikki Kanani

Medical Director for Primary Care for the NHS in England
Dr Nikki Kanani is a GP in south-east London and is Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement. Nikki has held a range of positions within healthcare to support the development of innovative models of care, highly engaged clinical, patient and public leadership and is passionate about supporting primary care, improving service provision and population wellbeing.

Mani Dhesi

Transformation Director, SDSmyhealthcare Federation covering 360,000 patients and 56 practices in Birmingham
Mani leads the development of the SDSmyhealthcare Federation and designing of new community services This has included leading on the building of key strategic partnerships on behalf of the Federation, with local hospital trust and mental health trusts and third sector organisations. Mani has worked in healthcare improvement and transformation work for over 15 years including previous roles at NHS England and NHS Improving Quality.

Dr Jeanine Smirl

Clinical Director of Norwich PCN
Dr Jeanine Smirl is Clinical Director of Norwich PCN which is split into four localities and covers over 220,000 patients and 21 practices. Dr Jeanine Smirl trained at London Hospital Medical School, has been a GP trainer since 1994 and has had involvement in medical student teaching at the University of East Anglia


If you are a local GP to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, please register and sign up as per the guidance.

If you are a GP trainee, please select your VTS scheme during registration:

  • Cambridge VTS – ‘A001’
  • West Cambs VTS – ‘A002’
  • Peterborough VTS – ‘A003’

If you are a Locum GP working within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, please select practice code ‘A004’ during registration.

If you are a currently on a career break, please select practice code ‘A005’ during registration.