General practice

This spotlight brings together our body of work on general practice and provides an overview of the current trends and debates occurring in the sector.


Published: 29/06/2022

General practice on the brink 16/05/2022

Comment series

Increased demand, staff burnout and deteriorating patient experience are threatening the stability of general practice. With frustration around access to appointments sitting at the heart of low public satisfaction with the NHS, we felt that this was the right time to take a closer look at what the problems are within general practice, and what are the lessons to learn from them. As part of our mi...

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Large-scale general practice in England: what can we learn from the literature? 05/09/2016Dr Luisa Pettigrew | Professor Nicholas Mays | Stephanie Kumpunen | Dr Rebecca Rosen


This report presents findings of an extensive literature review examining the evidence of whether collaborative ‘at-scale’ models of gen...

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New large-scale GP organisations are helping practices cope, but little sign so far of improvements in care 19/07/2016

Press release

Our new research shows that new large-scale GP organisations are helping practices cope, but showing little sign so far of improvements in c...

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General practice learning network

Learning network

As part of our programme of research into new models of primary care and general practice, the Nuffield Trust has launched a learning networ...

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Health & social care explained 20/12/2016


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