Developing the Primary Health Care Home: Insights from New Zealand

2 May 2017 Forum Lecture Theatre, University of Birmingham Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT


The Health Services Management Centre and College of Medical and Dental Science at the University of Birmingham are pleased to host an evening seminar on the experiences of New Zealand on implementing the Health Care Home model. This approach seeks to provide truly patient-centred care through bringing together the primary care professionals and services that can support people with multiple and long-term conditions, whilst also offering rapid and appropriate access to episodic and preventative care and advice for the wider population. Developed initially in the USA, the principles of the Health Care Home approach underpin developments within NHS Vanguard care models, NHS Integrated Care and Support Pioneer Schemes, and the National Association of Primary care’s Primary Care Home programme.
The seminar will be given by John Macaskill-Smith, Chief Executive and Helen Parker, General Manager, of the Midlands Health Network in New Zealand, and it will set out ways in which changes are being made to the organisation and delivery of general practice and primary care, the lessons learned, and the possible benefits. The seminar will be chaired by Professor JudithSmith and Professor Kate Thomas.

If you would like to attend, please email Evelina Balandyte to confirm your place on more information on the event, please contact Dr Robin Miller on