WIHA Chair, Nicky Amery, to speak at Integration, primary care and the changing role of the GP conference
Date: Monday, 21st January 2013
Venue: Bardd Suite, Cardiff Marriot Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff, Wales CF10 1EZ
This event is CPD certified
With the imminent release of the delivery plan for integrated primary and community care services, this seminar from the Policy Forum for Wales will bring together key stakeholders - including Local Health Boards, GPs, patient representatives, pharmacies and local authorities - to discuss the implications for coordination and service delivery, and the steps that should be taken to meet its requirements.
Delegates will have the opportunity to consider the next steps for the Locality Networks, and how they can best be used to facilitate better integration between primary and secondary care services, in particular the relationship between GPs and community pharmacies in Wales.
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