Strong and effective primary care is a critical aspect of a high-performing health care system. There are a range of models of general practice that are emerging nationally.
Our roundtable discussion featured GPs and primary care colleagues who are currently transforming the organisational and service models of general practice. We explored how these models might be an effective move towards ‘future proofing’ sustainable primary care and meeting future health care demand.
We focused on discussion, and delegates had the opportunity to share their experience and approaches to service development and organisational development.
At the seminar we:
- Considered the impacts of emerging models of general practice on generalist/specialist relationships and provider/commissioner relationships;
- Examined the levers to change including commissioning opportunities, property investment, merger negotiations and new partnership structures;
- Discussed how national policy such as a new GP contract and Any Qualified Provider status could inhibit or facilitate further development.