General Practice Workforce Investment

Tuesday, 24 March, 2015

Over 90% of all patient contact occurs within primary care (Deloitte 2012, p.4) and national policy is directing an emphasis on moving care closer tohome to improve patient experiences and reduce cost to the overall system. The NHS Five Year Forward View (2014) indicates that the foundationof the NHS should remain as list-based primary care (where GPs are contracted to service patient lists where the patients are registered) via a range of service models, with a stronger role in prevention and condition management. This is demonstrated by Transforming Primary Care, which introduced a named accountable GP for every patient aged 75 or over, and initiated the Proactive Care Programme to avoid unplanned admission of the most vulnerable patients (Department of Health, 2014).

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