Developing models in primary care

Delivering care closer to home is a central pillar of the NHS Long Term Plan, which committed the NHS to spending a growing share of overall spending on primary and community healthcare services. The plan also set out ambitions to dissolve the historic divide between primary and community health services and create 'fully integrated community-based health care'.

These ambitions can only be delivered if they are underpinned by sustainable primary care, however primary care services are facing severe workforce and capacity challenges. We are increasingly seeing new models of care emerging as general practice and primary care seek to overcome these challenges, develop more integrated models of delivery with secondary care and other partners and work at scale. This briefing explores developing models in primary care, specifically the findings and recommendations of the GP partnership review report published in January 2019 and the emerging role for Primary Care Networks.

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