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Here we look at some of the latest developments that could impact the health and care system in England. Article An alternative day in the life of a GP What would a day in the life of a GP working in an innovative model of general practice look like? We pull together a typical day based on the experiences of GPs we met in researching Innovative models of general practice. Report Volunteering in general practice: opportunities and insights Interest is growing in the contribution that volunteering can make in health and social care. This paper examines the ways in which volunteers are involved with, and are contributing to, general practice. Commissioned report Insights from the spread of the primary care home This report was commissioned by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and explores the factors that contributed to the spread of the primary care home. Long read Primary care networks explained A key part of the NHS long-term plan, primary care networks will bring general practices together to work at scale. But what are they? How are they funded and held accountable? And what difference will they make? Beccy Baird explains the latest form of GP collaboration. Commissioned report Measuring general practice productivity With a rising workload, general practice in England is under significant pressure. This study developed and tested a measure of effectiveness in general practice known as the general practice effectiveness tool. Article Caution needed over ambitions for new primary care networks It is critical that primary care networks are not set up to fail by taking on too many tasks too quickly. Report Innovative models of general practice We look at innovative models of general practice from the UK and other countries and identify key design features we believe will be important in designing effective GP services in the future. Evidence and consultation Briefing: House of Commons debate on the address: health, social care and security Ahead of debates on the address on Wednesday 28 June in the House of Commons and Thursday 29 June in the House of Lords, The King's Fund has produced this written briefing on the key issues for health and social care in the new parliament. Article The general election, the NHS, and social care: a less damaging deal on Brexit and more funding may result The outcome of the general election will mean more of the same for the NHS and social care in the short term, and huge uncertainty on two fronts in the medium term, says Chris Ham. Article Did the government meet its pledge to deliver seven-day services? Ahead of the general election, we explore whether the government met its pledge on seven-day services. Article Is general practice in crisis? big election questions Ahead of the general election, we consider whether general practice is in crisis. Article What impact will Brexit have on the health and social care workforce? big election questions Ahead of the general election, we consider the impact Brexit will have on the health and social care workforce. Long read What is social prescribing? Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. But does it work? And how does it fit in with wider health and care policy? Evidence and consultation Evidence submission: Health Committee's inquiry into Brexit and health and social care Our response focuses on the issues to which attention will need to be paid in the withdrawal negotiations in relation to health and social care and, where applicable, the outcomes that should be sought. Report Clinical commissioning: GPs in charge? What progress has been made around effective GP involvement in commissioning? This report from The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust assesses what has been learnt so far and makes recommendations for the future. Report Five big issues for health and social care after the Brexit vote In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, we consider what lies ahead for health and social care, and the five big issues that will need to be considered. Report Understanding pressures in general practice Our report uses qualitative and quantitative data to assess the patient factors, system factors and supply-side issues driving the current pressures in general practice. Article A day in the life of a GP We spoke to a number of GPs as part of the research for our report on understanding pressures in general practice. This feature compiles some of their experiences to reflect a typical day working in primary care. Evidence and consultation Health Committee Inquiry into the challenges affecting primary care services: Evidence submission Our response to this Inquiry concludes that the future of general practice rests on a combination of investment and reform. Report Risk or reward? The changing role of CCGs in general practice A report from the Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund finds that CCGs risk becoming unsustainable without changes to the way they attract leaders and adequate funding to help them expand their remit. Article Let the mavericks lead primary care service design Rachael Addicott considers how forward thinking GPs can be more engaged in leading the radical service redesign that is required in primary care. Report Commissioning and funding general practice: Making the case for family care networks Our report argues for a new approach that brings together funding for general practice with funding for many other services. 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