National policy is focused on strengthening general practice – both as a critical service in its own right and as an essential part of emerging integrated care systems. The reality on the ground is often at odds with the national vision, either because promised funding is slow to get through or because practices are too busy keeping the show on the road to worry about the luxury of improvement.
Yet commissioners and practices themselves know that without tackling fundamental issues, more practices will decline, fail or continue to set their sights no higher than survival.
PCC is pleased to announce its inclusion on Consult 18, a procurement framework designed to make it easier for NHS and public sector organisations to buy consultancy services. The framework, managed by NHS Shared Business Services, includes companies providing a wide range of specialist consulting services. For information about Consult 18, see the NHS SBS website.
We provide affordable and reliable programmes of support to commissioners to keep their knowledge up to date and help them to develop the expertise they need in the ever-changing landscape of health policy and practice.
The future of the NHS depends on primary care – not just because primary care provides the first point of contact for most patients but because primary care will play a central role in the integrated care systems of the future. As Simon Stevens put it starkly, “if general practice fails, the NHS fails”.
Primary care can only continue to fulfil its current and future roles if it gets the support it needs to manage existing demand, cope with challenges to the workforce and embrace new ways of working.
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