Rebecca Fisher Senior Policy Fellow

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Becks joined the Health Foundation in September 2016, and is now a Senior Policy Fellow.

She leads policy work on primary care and general practice, and has a particular interest in equity in primary care provision.

Becks is a practicing doctor, and works two days a week as a GP in an area of urban high deprivation.

Prior to taking up her policy role at the Foundation, Becks spent a year as a National Medical Directors Clinical Fellow to Sir Bruce Keogh. She completed her GP training and an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Oxford, where her research focussed on effective delivery of out of hours primary care. Alongside these roles, Becks was a teaching Fellow at Green Templeton College, and subsequently co-founded Next Generation GP – now a national leadership programme for early career GPs. 

Becks did her medical training at the University of Cambridge, graduating with the Roger Morris prize for medicine and surgery.  

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Fisher R. ‘Levelling up’ general practice in England: What should government prioritise? The Health Foundation, May 2021.

Fisher R, Smith J, Sidhu M, Parkinson S, Alderwick H. NHS reform. Five key questions about the future of primary care networks in England. The Health Foundation, January 2021.

Gopfert A, Deeny SR, Fisher R, Stafford M. Primary care consultation length by deprivation and multimorbidity in England: an observational study using electronic patient records. British Journal of General Practice, 14 December 2020, bjgp20X714029. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp20X714029*

Hodgson K, Stafford M, Fisher R, Docherty M, Deeny S. Inequalities in health care for people with depressions and/or anxiety. The Health Foundation, November 2020.

Fisher R, Dunn P, Asaria M, Thorlby R. Level or not? Comparing general practice in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation in England. The Health Foundation, September 2020

Fisher R, Asaria M. How might COVID-19 affect the number of GPs available to see patients in England? The Health Foundation, August 2020

Fisher R, Turton C, Gerschlick B, Alderwick H, Thorlby R. Feeling the strain, the Commonwealth Fund International Survey of General Practitioners, 2019. The Health Foundation, March 2020.

Fisher R, Thorlby R, Alderwick H. Understanding Primary Care Networks: context benefits and risks. The Health Foundation, July 2019.

Fisher R, Richards M, Thorlby R, Turton C. Unfinished business: An assessment of the national approach to improving cancer services in England 1995–2015. The Health Foundation, November 2018

Stafford M, Steventon A, Thorlby R, Fisher R, Turton C, Deeny S. Understanding the health care needs of people with multiple health conditions. The Health Foundation, November 2018

Friebel R, Fisher R, Deeny SR, Gardner T, Molloy A, Steventon A. The implications of high bed occupancy rates on readmission rates in England: A longitudinal study. Health Policy. 2019 Aug;123(8):765-772. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.06.006. Epub 2019 Jun 22. PMID: 31262535.*

Kathryn Dreyer; Adam Steventon; Rebecca Fisher; Sarah Deeny. The impact of living alone on health care utilisation in older adults: a cross-sectional study of electronic health records from a London General Practice. BMC Geriatrics, Dec 2018*

Brettell R, Fisher R, Hunt H, et al. What proportion of patients at the end of life contact out-of-hours primary care? A data linkage study in Oxfordshire BMJOpen 2018;8:e020244. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020244*

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