Primary care: Today and tomorrow
- Improving general practice by working differently
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“…..This report presents the Centre’s views on:
• the current and future role of general practice
• the main challenges faced by the general practice workforce
• a range of evidence based solutions.
.Some of the solutions are already being used by a number of innovative general practitioners, and others are ideas and insights into how the future workforce might adapt more effectively to the changing needs and expectations of their patients….
“….The increase in life expectancy has been accompanied by an increase in the number of people living with chronic ill health and has led to a significant increase in the demand for primary care.
The biggest single challenge for general practices, therefore, is the need to shift from treating episodic illness to working in partnership with patients and other providers to improve health, and treat people in the community more cost-effectively. Increased demand also requires practices to improve information and communication around diagnosis and treatment options, and develop shared decision-making and self-management strategies to tackle chronic conditions….”
Part 1. Introduction
Part 2. The provider challenges facing general practice
Part 3. The solutions – adopting new ways of working
Part 4. Working differently
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