Primary care Primary care is usually the first point of contact for people when they need health advice or treatment
It’s the first stop for symptoms that are new or for concerns about physical or mental health. It is provided by GPs and other health care professionals (such as practice nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists).
Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.
There have been dramatic shifts in primary care activities and outcomes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This analysis uses patient-level data to explore these changes, focusing on consultations,...
COVID-19 has disrupted hospital care for tens of thousands of patients. Our analysis covers activity trends for NHS services in England, from the beginning of the pandemic to October/November 2020.
In this short analysis our Policy team use data from the annual GP patient survey to explore access to general practice, unpicking how patient satisfaction varies by deprivation, age and ethnicity.
A research collaboration between the University of Birmingham and the University of Aberdeen, supported by the Health Foundation.
Over 700,000 patients served by GPs at high risk of COVID-19 could be left without access to face-to-face GP appointments
New Health Foundation research reveals that one in three GPs who singlehandedly manage a GP practice are at high risk of death from COVID-19.
How has COVID-19 affected service delivery in GP practices that offered remote consultations before the pandemic?
The digital-first primary care goal set out in the NHS Long Term Plan has been thrown into the spotlight during COVID-19. We examine early results from 51 GP practices using askmyGP to explore how pri...
We spoke to Professor Greenhalgh about the rapid implementation of virtual consultations in response to COVID-19 and what we can learn from the research in this area.
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