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Multimorbidity Conference: the challenge for primary care – 25 October 2018

14 September 2018

The Centre for Academic Primary Care has joined with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to deliver a conference on the challenges GPs face in providing care to patients with multiple long-term conditions.

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The provision of effective, person-centred care to patients with multimorbidity is a key part of creating a modern 21st century NHS and is a challenge in which general practice is very much at the forefront.

This Multimorbidity Conference is an opportunity to discuss challenges that general practice faces in providing care to patients with multiple long-term conditions, especially when physical and mental conditions occur together.

These challenges include the complexities of polypharmacy, incentives which are focused on single diseases, and designing care for people with multimorbidity when care pathways and many provider organisations are disease based. This conference will consider potential solutions and innovative approaches to providing appropriate care.

The event will include presentations about the NICE guidelines on multimorbidity, and the RCGP person-centred care programme. It will also involve discussion about the findings from the Centre for Academic Primary Care’s 3D Study, the largest randomised controlled trial of an approach to managing multimorbidity in primary care, recently published in the Lancet.


  • Dr Becky Haines, Newcastle Gateshead CCG, GP & Clinical Lead for Diabetes NGCCG
  • Dr David Paynton, Royal College of General Practitioners, GP & RCGP Clinical Champion for Person-centered Care
  • Dr Dawn Moody, NHS England, Associate National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care
  • Dr Katie Coleman, North Central London STP, GP & Clinical Lead for Primary Care and care Closer to Home
  • Kim Ryley, Expert by Experience
  • Professor Bruce Guthrie, University of Dundee, Chair of guideline development group for the NICE Multimorbidity Guideline, Professor of Primary Care Medicine
  • Professor Chris Salisbury, University of Bristol, Professor in Primary Health Care
  • Professor Mayur Lakhani, Royal College of General Practitioners, RCGP President
  • Professor Pete Bower, University of Manchester, Professor of Health Services Research

Delegates attending the conference will receive copies of a new PolicyBristol 'state of play' report on multimorbidity in primary care and a new 2-page summary of the 3D study findings, produced by NIHR CLAHRC West.

For more information, see the Multimorbidity Conference website.

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About the Centre for Academic Primary Care

The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol is a leading centre for primary care research in the UK, one of nine forming the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. It sits within Bristol Medical School, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for population health research and teaching. Follow us on Twitter: @capcbristol.

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