Holding it Together: Primary Care Infrastructure
Session eight of a ten-part series examining “Primary Health Care: At the heart of every health system” running on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the 2022/23 academic year.
The seminar series provides an overview of the key functions and features of PHC; its potential in achieving universal health coverage and its role in global health. Seminars are led by speakers working in a range of settings.
Sessions are free and open to all.
Learn more about the rest of the events in this series.
In this session speakers will examine the infrastructure needed to support a successful PHC system and primary care service delivery, and will look in depth at the role of (electronic) health records.
Luisa Pettigrew, LSHTM
Luisa Pettigrew, LSHTM is a GP and currently researches the role of inspections in general practice and their impact on quality.
Leonard Baatiema, University of Ghana
Leonard Baatiema is a Lecturer at the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management, School of Public Health, University of Ghana and a Fogarty Global Health Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University. His research interests span health systems strengthening, primary health care, governance, and leadership in healthcare, implementing change in healthcare, knowledge translation, human resource for health, health policy analysis and non-communication diseases.
Katherine Rouleau, University of Toronto
Katherine Rouleau is a family physician at Unity Health-St-Michael’s Hospital. At the University of Toronto, she is associate professor, Vice-Chair of the Global Health and Social Accountability and director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Her clinical and academic interests include health equity, the role of family medicine and primary care in strengthening health systems locally and globally, global health education, the scholarship-leadership continuum and the care of disadvantaged populations in Canada and abroad.
Liam Smeeth, LSHTM
Liam Smeeth is professor of clinical epidemiology and Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is also a practicing doctor in general practice. During his career he has been supported by fellowships from MRC, NIHR and Wellcome. He was previously a Trustee of the British Heart Foundation and a non-executive director of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. He is a member of the strategic oversight committee for UK Biobank and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Much of his research is based on making better use of computerised clinical data for research, and he co-led the creation of the OpenSafely resource in response to the Covid pandemic. His broad interests include disease aetiology, drug effects, genetics and non-communicable diseases in low income settings