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.
This briefing helps to explain what the implementation of primary care networks (PCNs) will mean for health and care in England, and highlights some of the opportunities and challenges with implementi...
Project that is aiming to define an accurate measure of labour productivity in primary care and to identify its determinants, including workforce skill mix, technology and patient characteristics.
How can general practices balance continuity of care with the need to see a GP promptly? Angus Wiltshire explores four early findings from the Increasing Continuity of Care in General Practice program...
We need to be realistic – training new GPs takes time, services are already under immense strain and face rising demand
Health Foundation response to the Conservative party’s pledge to improve primary care access.
Dr Matt Willis leads a study exploring the potential for automation in primary care at the University of Oxford. He told us about the seven key areas where using technology could help practices and fr...
A multidisciplinary analytics action learning set to improve GP appointment systems using discrete event simulation
This project will build analytical capacity in discrete event simulation (DES) in the GP setting, involving a case study site in the West Midlands, an applied skills development programme for analysts...
Social inequalities and primary care networks: realising the potential through advancing data and analytics
Better data linkage across primary care and other community-based services has the potential to help reduce socioeconomic inequalities. Data linkage could enrich our understanding of a patient’s socia...
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