The Future of General Practice
GPC Regional Workshop, 2nd July 2014
The GPC document “Developing General Practice Today: Providing Healthcare Solutions for the future” (2013) represented the start of a period of consultation with the profession by the GPC. It was followed by a workshop in BMA House in London on 15th May 2014, facilitated by the Nuffield Trust, which identified themes and ideas about the future of general practice that will be tested through a series of LMC hosted regional workshops and then explored with all GPs through a national survey undertaken by the BMA’s Health Policy Economics and Research Unit.
Wessex LMCs hosted one of the five Regional Workshops on the 2nd July 2014, that are being run by the GPC to sample GP opinion about which direction general practice developments should take.
The LMC believes this is an extremely valuable opportunity for the GPC to understand the views of GPs in Wessex and also for working GPs to influence the development of GP policy in this essential area.
- Assess the level of agreement about future provision, including testing whether widely accepted 'norms' about general practice are sustainable for the future.
- Raise questions about what sort of service the profession can deliver within available resources, recognising the needs and changing expectations of patients and taxpayers.
- Identify themes about the future of general practice for exploration through a national survey of GP’s.
- Strengthen and inform the GPC’s contribution to public debate on general practice.
Click here to access the presentation given by Chaand Nagpaul (GPC Chair) and Beth McCarron-Nash (GPC Negotiator).