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MPs to examine benefits offered by continuity of care for patients and GPs

13 May 2022

The benefits offered by continuity of care between GPs and patients will be examined in the second session of the Committee’s inquiry into the future of general practice. MPs will consider the outcomes of a major Norwegian study which found reductions in mortality risks among the benefits.

Questions are also likely on the operation of a ‘personal list system’, particularly across larger partnership models, and how NHS England should improve continuity of care. Other factors such as the impact on staff morale and higher job satisfaction are also likely to be explored.

The first session of the inquiry considered the drain of experienced GPs from practices due to pressures of workload and poor job satisfaction. Watch here.

Last year more than 50% of GPs reported they were ‘struggling’ and regularly felt unable to cope with workloads. A survey for the General Medical Council found that nearly a third of GPs were likely to leave general practice in the coming year while a BMA survey found two-thirds of GPs over the age of 55 suggested they were intending to retire within three years.

Witnesses

Wednesday 18 May in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

Panel 1 - at 2.15pm

  • Dr Jacob Lee, GP partner, Medical Director, One Care group 
  • Dr Pauline Grant, GP Partner, clinical director, Southampton West Primary Care Network

Panel 2 - (at 3pm (approx.)

  • Professor Steinar Hunskar, Professor of Primary Care, University of Bergen
  • Dr Kate Sidaway-Lee, Research Fellow, St Leonard’s Medical Practice, Exeter 
  • Dr Rebecca Rosen, Senior Fellow and GP, Nuffield Trust 

Further information

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