Call for Evidence
Terms of Reference
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- What are the main barriers to accessing general practice and how can these be tackled?
- To what extent does the Government and NHS England’s plan for improving access for patients and supporting general practice address these barriers?
- What are the impacts when patients are unable to access general practice using their preferred method?
- What role does having a named GP—and being able to see that GP—play in providing patients with the continuity of care they need?
- What are the main challenges facing general practice in the next 5 years?
- How does regional variation shape the challenges facing general practice in different parts of England, including rural areas?
- What part should general practice play in the prevention agenda?
- What can be done to reduce bureaucracy and burnout, and improve morale, in general practice?
- How can the current model of general practice be improved to make it more sustainable in the long term? In particular:
- Is the traditional partnership model in general practice sustainable given recruitment challenges, the prioritisation of integrated care and the shift towards salaried GP posts?
- Do the current contracting and payment systems in general practice encourage proactive, personalised, coordinated and integrated care?
- Has the development of Primary Care Networks improved the delivery of proactive, personalised, coordinated and integrated care and reduced the administrative burden on GPs?
- To what extent has general practice been able to work in effective partnerships with other professions within primary care and beyond to free more GP time for patient care?