Published by Professor Clare Gerada, GP Partner, the Hurley Group and former Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners on 23 January 2018
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General Practice has been described as the jewel in the NHS crown. It is the cornerstone of the Five Year Forward View, ideally placed to deliver patient-centred, coordinated care in the community.
The estate many GPs work from, however, is largely outdated, underutilised and under-equipped to deliver new integrated models of care. Some 70 per cent of current premises are too small to bring more care services into the community. With backlog maintenance of at least £5 billion and 40 per cent of GPs describing their premises as ‘inadequate’, there is a pressing need to ensure the estate is more effectively supporting the vision of the Five Year Forward View.
This creates an opportunity to transform primary care infrastructure and scale up community services. This will require targeted capital investment from a range of sources to build new, more functional, facilities. STPs also need to be the vehicle in executing estate strategies that secure value for money; from releasing surplus land value to using existing stock more efficiently.
Reform is delighted to be holding this roundtable event led by Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, England Executive Team, General Practitioners Committee, British Medical Association and Medical Director, Humberside Group of Local Medical Committees on achieving value for money in the primary care estate to explore some of these issues.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that attendance will be confirmed by email and is subject to availability.
This event is being held in partnership with Assura.
31 January 2018
10.00 - 11.00