In this paper authors present the findings of a review of the literature which contributes to the Nuffield Trust’s stream of work on large-scale general practice, including the recently published findings of a 15-month mixed methods research study, Is Bigger Better? Lessons for Large-Scale General Practice.
The report, published in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, aims to answer the following questions:
1. Which organisational form(s) have large-scale collaborations of GP practices adopted in England?
2. What are they expected to deliver?
3. What evidence is available on their impact in England?
4. What can we learn from initiatives with similarities?
Pettigrew L, Mays N, Kumpunen S, Rosen R, and Posaner R (2016) Large-scale general practice in England: what can we learn from the literature? Literature review. Nuffield Trust.