Written evidence submitted by Professor Kamila Hawthorne (FGP0383)



Main barriers to accessing general practice:

How can these barriers be tackled?


To what extent does the Govt and NHS England’s plans 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 patieints 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 co-ordinated and integrated care?


Has the development of Primary Care Networks improved the delivery of proactive, personalised, co-ordinated 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?


Feb 2022