London Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disorders Commissioning Network

October 5th 2016 Mary Ward House

Outcomes and value based commissioning in rheumatology

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural London network meeting - the fourth in a number of successful regional commissioning network events, to be chaired by Dr Shahir Hamdulay, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and BSR Regional Chair – London North.

Developed by the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) and NHiS, the networks aim to support the ongoing development of high quality, outcomes-focused and value-for-money commissioning services. They bring together like-minded people from primary and secondary care, and associated organisations involved in the commissioning and delivery of services to care for and support patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions. This provides a platform for active discussion and exchange of ideas to cope with the commissioning challenges encountered in rheumatology in a more integrated way. 

Feedback from previous meetings:

“Round table discussions very helpful” “Very informative and very interesting” “Excellent networking opportunity” “Offers the 'headroom' for clinical leaders across the region to get together”

Recommended by previous delegates to attend:

“Fellow commissioners", “MSK Commissioning GPs”, “Service managers”, “Clinical lead in CCG for MSK and Rheumatology”, "Contracting team"

The London network meeting will focus on:

  • The Challenges of Commissioning Rheumatology Services, to include data analysis
  • Case Examples of Commissioning Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Disorders

Email the NHiS Events Team to register your interest now.

This meeting has been sponsored and supported financially by Janssen-Cilag Ltd


Chair: Dr Shahir Hamdulay - Consultant In General Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and BSR Regional Chair, London North

12.00      Registration and buffet lunch

13.00      Welcome & Introduction, aims and objectives: Dr Shahir Hamdulay

13.10      Update from Specialised Commissioning Rheumatology Clinical Reference Group: Dr Bridget Griffiths – Consultant Rheumatologist and Chair of Specialised Commissioning Rheumatology Clinical Reference Group

SESSION ONE: Commissioning for Rheumatic and MSK (Chronic Care) Disorder Services

13.20      Challenges of Commissioning Rheumatology Services: Ms Laura Guest - Chief Executive Officer BSR

13.35      What the expert patient wants: Ms Ailsa Bosworth MBE – Chief Executive, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

13.55      Data: What is the national data telling us? (HES data insight) and key messages from the Inflammatory Arthritis audit data: Dr Patrick Gordon – Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and BSR Regional Chair, London South

14.15      Facilitated table discussion: What are the service and outcomes gaps for patients with RMD and how do we address these in line with the 5 Year Forward View/STP footprints?

14.45      Feedback/Panel Q&A, Speakers & Panel Members

15.00      Break

SESSION TWO: Best practice examples for commissioning rheumatic & musculoskeletal disorders services

15.20      Recommissioning MSK services – a cautionary tale: Dr Henry Penn – Consultant Rheumatologist, Northwick Park Hospital

15.40      Improving outcomes for all in a sustainable model – the Southampton Gain Share approach: Ms Sarah Kerr – Commissioning Pharmacist, West Hampshire CCG

16.00      Facilitated table discussion: Which examples of improved outcomes and value are best suited to meet our local challenges and how can they be implemented? 

16.30      Feedback/Panel Q&A, Speakers & Panel Members

16.50      Summary and key learning points: Dr Shahir Hamdulay

17.00      Close

Event Details

Wednesday October 5th 2016

Buffet lunch available from 12pm - meeting ends 5pm

Mary Ward House

5-7 Tavistock Place

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