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Call for Evidence

Terms of Reference

  • 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?