May 26, 2022
Our shareholder event 2022
On Wednesday 4 May, One Care held our first annual shareholder event in over two years. This was the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic that we were able to come together in person as general practice in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire at scale. It was a brilliant afternoon and there was a real energy in the room.
The event provided a fantastic opportunity for practices to network, hear about the support One Care and the GP Collaborative Board can offer them over the next year and learn about the work we have been doing within the BNSSG healthcare system.
Guest speaker Fiona Adamson, Chair of the Primary Care Federation Network and the NHS Confederation, joined us virtually to give a thought-provoking talk on the opportunities and challenges for GP federations in Integrated Care Systems.
We were also very fortunate to be joined by Shane Devlin, Chief Executive of BNSSG Integrated Care Board, who spoke alongside Dr Jon Hayes, Chair of the GP Collaborative board. They gave an overview of our BNSSG Integrated Care System and the role of the General Practice Collaborative Board within it. Attendees were also given a unique chance to ask Shane questions regarding the Integrated Care Board and the changes to the BNSSG healthcare system as we move towards the introduction of the new health and care bill in July 2022.
Ruth Taylor, Chief Executive of One Care, led the agenda throughout the afternoon. She gave an overview of the work One Care has done over the last year and what services we aim to provide in the future.
An exciting section of the day was our marketplace, where attendees were able to talk to the different teams at One Care, find out more about the support they can provide, ask questions, and provide much welcomed feedback.
One Care’s Chief Executive Ruth Taylor commented on the afternoon saying “The shareholder event provided a great opportunity to come together with all our member practices, ensure they are aware of the support we can offer them and answer their questions. We were able to celebrate the incredible work and progress we have made as general practice in the two years since our last shareholder event. It was an energising afternoon and amazing to see so many familiar faces in person after such a long time and meet new colleagues too. I look forward to continuing discussions and supporting our practices to survive and thrive over the coming year.”
A huge thank you to all the practices who attended, the afternoon was a great success, and we look forward to coming together again next year.