Federation News

The Federation has been successful in winning a new APMS General Practice Contract for Bursted Wood Surgery.  Thanks to the amazing Federation Team and our new clinical leadership team from Lyndhurst Medical Centre who will be running the clinical services at Bursted Wood.

The contract has the potential to run for 15 years which provides our patients with great service continuity now and in the future.

New Staff News

Welcome Tumsilla Sethi who is providing the Federation with expert transformation consultancy and partnership knowledge.

Welcome to Heidi Cooper who brings our Federation a vase amount of organisational skills and knowledge as our Primary Care Network Co-ordinator.  Heidi has worked in Bexley for many years previously and the Federation is very pleased to welcome her back into our community.

Event News

Clinical Directory Summit

9th-10th October 2019, NEC Birmingham

Thanks to our amazing events team and especially Tumsilla Sethi for organising and delivering the Clinical Director Summit at the NEC Birmingham as part of the best practice event.

BHNC Staff in Attendance:


  • Dr Siddharth Deshmukh    Chair

  • Dr Sushanta Bhadra           Clinical Director

  • Dr Nisha Nair                       Clinical Director

  • Darren Blake                       Chief Operating Officer

  • Tumsilla Sethi                     Head of Transformation

  • Andrea Davis                       Head of Quality and Governance

  • Lesley Bull                           General Practitioner

  • Heidi Cooper                        Primary Care Network Co-Ordinator

  • Helen Goodrum

Day 1 Summary:  Thanks to Dr Nicky Kanani and the NHS England and NHS Innovations team for the very insightful 'Ask the Expert - PCN Development' session with over 40 Clinical Directors in a very small room!

Day 2 Summary:  Thanks to all of our speakers (see list below) during the second day of our Clinical Director Summit which saw rich discussions on all aspects of the Primary Care Network development with over 100 Clinical Directors and Network staff nationally.

Last but no means the least, thanks to our event partner - Closer Still Media, event sponsor - Novartis and finally BNHC's own Digital and Cloud-Based Services partner - Appian.  Thanks you all for your support.

We have the event for the next 5 years and will be working on the programme soon.

Clinical Directory Summit Gallery


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New Dates for the Diary


  • The next Primary Care Network Event for the our Bexley Practices will be in November.  Date and Venue to be confirmed.

Other News


Bexley Training Hub (formally Community Education Provider Network) gets mentioned in the Nursing section of the Effective Staffing Case Study.  Click on the link to navigate to the CQC web page.