Pulse, 12 April 2016

Pulse published an article on the findings of a recent Reform report, Who cares? The future of general practice.

It cited Reform‘s findings that only one in three people should see a GP, which would allow GPs to offer longer, 20-minute appointments. It also highlighted findings that public demand for seven-day services is there, and that the creation of bigger practices would bring the primary care system more in line with the needs of the public today.

“The report said: ‘General practice is out of date. The model, built for 1948, must address the ever-more complex needs of a growing, ageing and more technologically sophisticated population. It cannot do so in its current state, which affects outcomes for patients and puts significant cost pressures on the system as a whole.”

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Read the full article here.