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.
An analysis of the 2019 Commonwealth Fund survey data and what it says about general practice in the UK.
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.
We shine a spotlight on three of our improvement projects that are playing a key role in rolling out video consultations across the UK.
Our report, an analysis of an international survey of GPs from 11 high income countries, paints a picture of high stress and low satisfaction with workload among UK practitioners
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...
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