In the first of a new series of In conversation videos, Dr Karen Kirkham and Dr Anthony Cunliffe discuss the details and backdrop of forthcoming changes to the NHS in England


In this video, Dr Karen Kirkham (Partner and Clinical Lead, Deloitte; formerly Dorset ICS and Senior Medical Advisor, Systems Development and Population Health Management, NHS England and NHS Improvement) and Dr Anthony Cunliffe (Joint National Lead Macmillan GP Adviser; Macmillan GP Adviser London; Joint Clinical Chair, South East London Cancer Alliance) explain the changes that are taking place in the NHS.

This video was recorded in June 2021.

Keen to learn more?

Read Dr Karen Kirkham’s Your practice article to understand the role of general practice in realising the objectives of the NHS Long Term Plan, how PCN service specifications will contribute to the delivery of place-based care, and the relationship between GP practices, PCNs, and ICSs in the changing NHS.

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The new NHS model: implications for primary care

Dr Karen Kirkham explains how primary care networks will work within integrated care systems to deliver place-based care

In addition, read Nina Buchan’s full report on the results of the Guidelines in Practice survey on the NHS reorganisation.

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Additional support is required to harness the potential of the NHS restructure

The Guidelines in Practice team analyse the complete findings of a recent survey examining your views on the NHS reorganisation 


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