Innovation in general practice: The Vitality Super-Partnership under the microscope

This private seminar explored a new model of primary care – the Vitality Partnership – and considered its potential role within wider NHS service transformation


Start date: 08/11/2012 | 10:30

End date: 08/11/2012 | 12:30

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About this event

As the health landscape develops, a new model of primary care is emerging – the GP super partnership. The Vitality Partnership is a fast-growing innovative GP practice operating across multiple sites in Birmingham.

With over 60,000 patients, the super partnership aims to improve the quality of primary care and play a central role in wider service transformation, integrating the best of general practice with specialist clinics and services from surrounding hospitals.

This seminar examined how implementation of the NHS and Social Care Act 2012 is affecting the Vitality Partnership and considered its potential role within the wider NHS service transformation. It also considered the drivers for developing super-partnerships in the NHS and what might enable or inhibit the formation of super partnerships in general practice.

Delegates heard about current plans from senior managers and clinicians from the Vitality Partnership, who opened up their plans to critical debate and gave delegates the opportunity to question them in detail.

We welcomed speakers including:

  • Helen Parker, Director, Practice Partners
  • Dr Naresh Rati, Executive Partner, Vitality Partnership.

The seminar was chaired by Dr Judith Smith, Director of Policy, Nuffield Trust. For a full speaker listing, download the programme available from the right-hand side of this page.

Participants were encouraged to take an active role in the seminar, exploring and questioning:

  • The evidence of the impact to date of the super partnership
  • The impact of clinical commissioning and any qualified provider policies on the role and strategy of the super partnership
  • How to identify and manage conflicts of interest and assuring patient choice within the super partnership
  • The financial incentives and contractual arrangements that can support the scaling up of primary care
  • How the super partnership might be developed in the future.