On Primary Care

Our publication On Primary Care: General Practice, Pharmacy, Workforce asks leading experts in three areas of the UK primary care sector to identify the challenges and opportunities facing policymakers today.

In the articles focusing on general practice, academics discuss the transition to Integrated Care Systems and the roles of Primary Care Networks and Health and Wellbeing Boards in delivering better integration and outcomes of services across local and regional areas. Experts in pharmacy examine the role of community pharmacy in building capacity, relieving workload pressures on GPs, and ensuring consistency and quality of treatments. And contributors focusing on the workforce look at the changing skills-mix and development of new roles within general practice.

Each article summarises the state of the sector in relation to a particular topic, and makes policy suggestions for improvements that can deliver more effective services and better results for the people who depend on them.