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GP Education - Scotland's House of Care Workshop


GP Education – Scotland’s House of Care Workshop

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Target audience:
General Practitioners and their teams, GP trainees, Practice nurses, ANPs, Practice Managers

Education Centre, DGRI, Cargenbridge, Dumfries, DG2 8RX

25/06/2019 for 1 days
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Beyond QOF: Personalising Care for People Living with Long Term Conditions

A light buffet will be provided from 6.30pm and the workshop will commence at 7.15pm.

PLEASE NOTE – Due to the interactive nature of parts of this event, it will not be possible to offer videoconferencing or webstreaming as an option.


With the ending of QOF and the introduction of the new GP contract there are opportunities to rethink how General Practice can adapt to the needs of those living with long term conditions.

Scotland’s House of Care Programme is a collaboration between the Health & Social Care Alliance of Scotland, Year of Care Partnerships and Scottish Government.  It has been promoting the adoption of Care & Support Planning in General Practice across Scotland.  It aims to involve people more in their care, helping them to identify their goals and support for self-management.

It is a much more appropriate model of care for the post-QOF era of Realistic Medicine. It is at the heart of RCGPs approach to people living with long term conditions.

Scotland’s House of Care will be running workshops for GPs, GPNs and Practice Staff facilitated by Dr Graham Kramer, GP & Clinical Lead for Scotland’s House of Care Programme and Lindsay Oliver, National Director of NHS Year of Care, Northumbria.

The workshops will also be of interest to the wider Health & Social Care partnerships

The aims of the workshop are:

  • To clarify exactly what is meant by Care and Support Planning and House of Care
  • To consider the case for working differently
  • To hear about the impact of the programme and care and support planning
  • To provide an opportunity for interested practices to clarify the commitment required to implement this approach
  • Clarify how this fits locally and how it can be supported

Lindsay Oliver, National Director of NHS Year of Care, Northumbria

Lindsay Oliver qualified in 1989 with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and has worked both in a primary and specialist care settings.

In 2003, she became the first Consultant Dietitian and used the opportunity to become more involved in the development of self-management programmes both at a local and national level, including the development, research and roll out of both the DAFNE and DESMOND diabetes programmes. She has a major interest in communications skills and patient centred care, including the development of innovative approaches to patient care. She was involved in the development of the Year of Care programme from its inception and was appointed to the role of National Director in 2011.

The Year of Care team are central delivery partners in the Scottish House of Care programme which aims to support the spread an adoption of care and support planning as usual care for people with long term conditions.

Dr Graham Kramer, GP & Clinical Lead for Scotland’s House of Care Programme

Dr Graham Kramer, after 23 years as a partner in Montrose on Scotland’s east coast, is now a freelance GP in Edinburgh.

He has long held an interest in the primary care response to people living with long term conditions. As Scottish Government’s clinical lead for Self-Management and Health Literacy, he was a principal author of a 2014 report Making it Easy, a national action plan to address health literacy. It urges healthcare to be more enabling and remove unnecessary barriers to understanding.

He has been a GP Trainer. He is executive officer for RCGP Scotland’s Patient Participation in Practice (P3) group and clinical lead for Scotland’s House of Care programme that promotes the ethos, skills and system change in General Practice to practise “care and support planning”. This is an approach based on personal outcomes and self-management support for people living with long term conditions.

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