Published by Professor Robert Harris on 12 April 2016
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Alexander Hitchcock, Researcher at Reform, wrote a comment piece in the New Statesman after the publication of Reform‘s latest report, Who cares? The future of primary care.
In it, he explained the need for general practice to make better use of its wider workforce, including employing nurses to deliver more care to reduce the burden on GPs and deliver savings for taxpayers. He also outlined the benefits of using technology to triage patients most effectively and conducting appointments via smartphones.
“GPs are critical for delivering high-quality care at a low cost to the taxpayer. The unnecessary demand currently heaped upon them will undermine their ability to do this. Understanding this is critical to unlocking a sustainable approach to providing care for all who need it.”
Read the full article here.