GM Primary Care Summit

About the event

Primary care providers across all four disciplines – community pharmacy, dentistry, general practice, optometry, and partners with a key role in helping to deliver the Greater Manchester Primary Care Blueprint, are invited to join us for the Greater Manchester Primary Summit 2024.

The free event, on Thursday 21 March at The Village Hotel Ashton, will showcase a range of ideas, support and tools to help you survive and thrive in primary care.

The summit is jointly hosted by Greater Manchester Primary Care Provider Board (PCB) and NHS Greater Manchester (NHS GM), and since the official launch of the Blueprint in October 2023, we’ve been working hard on the five-year plan for primary care.

A dedicated team, known as the Blueprint Delivery Unit, has been established to focus on the priorities identified in the Blueprint. 

The summit will provide an opportunity to meet the Delivery Unit team and hear from key leaders from community pharmacy, dentistry, general practice, optometry, Greater Manchester Primary Care Provider Board (PCB), NHS Greater Manchester (NHS GM) and The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.

You can visit more than 20 exhibition stands covering each of the nine Blueprint chapters for ideas, support and tools on:

  • Demand, access and capacity
  • Integrated working in neighbourhoods
  • Health inequalities
  • Prevention
  • Sustainability
  • Digital
  • Estates
  • Quality, improvement and innovation
  • Workforce

You can also explore ideas in one of four optional break-out sessions with experts to help you develop your skills for the future. Sessions can be booked on the day subject to availability, as places are limited:

  • Responding well to conflict – a taster of upcoming training for frontline staff delivered by Dr Joanna Bircher and Lorna Laflin, GP Excellence
  • Creating better partnerships in primary care – delivered by the Alternative Provider Collaborative
  • What is the purpose of primary care? – delivered by Lynn Marsland and Dr Chris Nortcliff, GMPCB
  • Developing leadership – a blueprint for leadership in primary care – delivered by Manisha Kumar, NHS GM Chief Medical Officer, Dr Claire Lake, NHS GM Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Luvjit Kandula, GMPCB Chair

Agenda and delegate pack

The delegate pack is available to view and download. The pack includes:

  • Details of the break-out sessions
  • Speaker biographies
  • A list of exhibition stands

Registered delegates will also receive a copy of the delegate pack via email before the event.


The Village Hotel Ashton, Pamir Drive, Ashton-Under-Lyne OL7 0LY

Booking information 

Please reserve your place for either the morning or afternoon session using the following booking links*:

GM Primary Care Summit 2024, Morning session: 9.00am – 12.45pm

GM Primary Care Summit 2024, Afternoon session: 12.15pm – 3.45pm

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both sessions.

*Booking instructions 

If you already have an account, please follow the steps:

•     Reserve

•     Confirm booking

•     Next step

•     Tick ‘I accept the Terms & Conditions’ (the event is free of charge)

•     Place booking

You will see on screen Booking #xxxxxx Received which will be followed by an auto email confirmation. 

If you do not yet have an account or cannot remember your details, one can be set up quickly (any email can be used and is not NHS specific). 

Please follow the steps: 

•     Reserve

•     Confirm booking

•     Login/Register

Find account (enter your email) and click ‘search’.  If nothing is found – you will be prompted: ‘Would you like to create a new account with this email address or cancel and try another email?’

Any issues/queries please contact