Notes to editors
- Understanding pressures in general practice is available here: www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/pressures-in-general-practice
- This is a mixed methods study using quantitative data of 30 million individual contacts with patients from 177 practices over five years provided by ResearchOne, the non-profit research arm of TPP, a major supplier of GP information systems, and a detailed workload survey of 43 practices over a week in October 2015. Qualitative work included a survey of more than 300 GPs in training and in-depth interviews with more than 60 staff at four practices of varying sizes in Plymouth, Shrewsbury, Sheffield and London.
- The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.