Clone of Primary care

Primary care is high on the health care agenda, with named GPs for patients, seven-day opening and availability of appointments at short notice among the key issues. The NHS five year forward view detailed seven new models of care, including multi-specialty community providers and primary and acute care systems which set out to transform primary care.

Here is a selection of our research, analysis and other content relating to primary care.

Essential reading

Risk or reward? The changing role of CCGs in general practice

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Risk or reward thumbnail
A report from the Nuffield Trust and The King's Fund found that few GPs felt that managing GP performance – something that contract management responsibilities under co-commissioning may lead to – was an appropriate role for CCGs.

Commissioning and funding general practice

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Commissioning and funding general practice front cover
This report makes the case for a new type of contract to encourage GPs to lead 'family care networks' and provide a wider range of services for patients outside hospitals.

Securing the future of general practice: new models of primary care

Securing the future of general practice report

Securing the future of general practice report
A joint report from the Fund and Nuffield Trust examines the new GP organisations forming to allow care provision at greater scale.

Related multimedia

Chris Ham in conversation with Craig Tanio

Craig Tanio

Craig Tanio
With perspectives from GPs and patients, our conference offered guidance on how to provide a co-ordinated experience of care for patients.

Sir Sam Everington: The Bromley by Bow Centre


Sir Sam Everington tells us more about the Bromley by Bow Centre which runs over 100 different projects in Tower Hamlets, working with over 2,000 people every month.

Rachael Addicott: Making the case for 'family care networks'

Rachael Addicott

Rachael Addicott
Rachael Addicott looks at how GPs can work in ‘family care networks’ to provide forms of care beyond what is currently available in general practices.

The future of primary care

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Rob Reid
With a practical focus on developing primary care, this event featured presentations from Jeremy Hunt MP and Rob Reid from Group Health Research institute.

Steve Laitner on integrated care


Dr Steve Laitner, GP and Associate Medical Director of NHS East of England, discusses integrated care innovations in the UK with a focus on pathway hubs. 

Relevant blogs

Reshaping general practice from within


What are some of the primary care innovations happening both abroad and in the UK? Nicola Walsh reflects on discussions at our conference on the role of general practice.

Transforming primary care

Richard Murray

Richard Murray
The new Department of Health document, Transforming primary care, looks to improve services for those with the most complex needs. But what does it tell us about transforming primary care for the rest of the population?

Making general practice fit for the future


Federations and networks of GP practices are working well to deliver extended services and raise standards of care but much more is needed to ensure general practice really is fit for the future, says Chris Ham.

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