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The drivers of change in primary care in the UK


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In this audio slideshow, Holly Holder, Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Trust describes some of the major challenges facing UK general practice.

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The drivers of change in primary care in the UK

  1. 1. © 2013 The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust The drivers of change in primary care in the UK 18 July 2013 Author: Holly Holder
  2. 2. The scope of the research 1. Describe the current pressures on primary care. 2. Identify what high quality in primary care might look like and explore different models that might be able to deliver this. 3. Identify the key characteristics of these primary care models. 4. Based on the analysis above, develop a criteria-based framework for assessing new models of primary care, and general practice in particular. 5. Propose new models for how primary care might be organised in the future. 6. Make recommendations on how these models could be taken forward in Midlands and East, and, as appropriate, more widely in the NHS in England. © 2013 The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust
  3. 3. Drivers of change
  4. 4. Proportion of people with long-term conditions by age, England
  5. 5. The percentage change in the number of GPs, whole-time equivalents, by type and gender, England 2001-2011
  6. 6. Changing proportions of the general practice team, full-time equivalents, England 2001 and 2011
  7. 7. PCT spending on primary care in England: 2003/04 to 2011/12
  8. 8. The characteristics of high-quality primary care • Comprehensive • Person-centred • Population oriented • Coordinated • Accessible • Safe and high-quality
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