The report, which was prepared by the Nuffield Trust for the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), looks at the arguments for encouraging and enabling general practices to take a much more... More > proactive role in improving the health and wellbeing of their local populations, as well as their individual patients.
It also draws on analysis of routine data from a notional general practice of 10,000 patients and a series of interviews conducted with GPs and practice managers who are participating in the NAPC’s newly-established Practice Innovation Network, which brings together staff from GP practices to develop and test out new approaches to population health management.< Less
This briefing paper was produced jointly by the Nuffield Trust, NHS Alliance, National Association of Primary Care, Royal College of General Practitioners, The King’s Fund and the NHS... More > Confederation, who worked together over a number of months to explore what needs to happen if GPs are to be given real power and responsibility for leading commissioning in the NHS. It was developed following a seminar hosted by the Nuffield Trust, with participation from the above organisations.
Nuffield Trust publications are available to download free of charge from www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/publications< Less