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The future of General Practice


The Committee has launched a new inquiry to explore the future of NHS general practice, examining the key challenges facing general practice over the next five years as well as the biggest current and ongoing barriers to access to general practice. 


General practice has seen significant changes in recent years, such as the development of Primary Care Networks, and during the pandemic the way in which many patients interact with their local practice has changed substantially. This inquiry will explore specific issues including regional variation in general practice, the general practice workload, and the partnership model of general practice.  


Written evidence should be no more than 3,000 words.  Guidance on submitting written evidence is available here

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Tuesday 1 February 2022.

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Past events

Tuesday 12 July 2022
11:00am Private
11:05am Public
The future of General Practice - Oral evidence 12 July 2022
  • Matthew Style (Director General for NHS Policy and Performance at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Dr Amanda Doyle (Director of Primary and Community Care at NHS England)
  • Dr Nikki Kanani (Medical Director of Primary Care at NHS England)
  • James Morris MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary and Minister for Patient Safety and Primary Care at Department of Health and Social Care)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 28 June 2022
11:00am Private
11:05am Public
Oral evidence session 28 June 2022
Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care - Oral evidence
  • Chevonne Baker (Care Worker at Right at Home UK)
The future of General Practice - Oral evidence
  • Saffron Cordery (Interim Chief Executive at NHS Providers)
  • Sarah Sweeney (Head of Policy at National Voices)
  • Matthew Taylor (Chief Executive at NHS Confederation)
  • Dr Claire Fuller (Chief Executive-designate at Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System)
  • Dr Hugh Porter (GP and Clinical Director at Nottingham City Integrated Care Partnership)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 14 June 2022
9:45am Private
9:50am Public
The future of General Practice - Oral evidence 14 June 2022
  • Beccy Baird (Senior Policy Fellow at The King's Fund)
  • Sir Robert Francis QC (Chair at HealthWatch England)
  • Mrs Heather Randle (Professional Lead for Education and Primary Care at Royal College of Nursing)
  • Dr Peter Holden (GP Partner at Imperial Road Surgery)
  • Dr Margaret Ikpoh (Vice Chair Professional Development at Royal College of General Practitioners)
  • Professor Mike Holmes (GP Partner at Haxby Group)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 18 May 2022
2:15pm Public
The future of General Practice - Oral evidence 18 May 2022
  • Dr Pauline Grant (General Practitioner at Cheviot Road Surgery)
  • Dr Jacob Lee (General Practitioner at Horfield Health Centre)
  • Professor Steinar Hunskår (Professor of Primary Care at University of Bergen)
  • Dr Rebecca Rosen (Senior Fellow at Nuffield Trust)
  • Dr Kate Sidaway-Lee (Research Fellow at St Leonard's Medical Practice)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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