Nov 2020: Publication of ‘On Primary Care’

10 November 2020

Professor Kath Checkland and PRUComm colleagues from the University of Manchester recently contributed to the publication of a collection of essays on the current challenges facing primary care in the UK. Bringing together the findings from a wide range of research projects, ‘On Primary Care’ addresses current issues including: the development of primary care networks; ‘place-based’ approaches to service organisation and the potential role of Health and Well-being Boards; integrated care and the experience of Devolution in Greater Manchester; the role of Community Pharmacy in the provision of primary health care; GP recruitment; and the provision of care by multidisciplinary teams. Written before the current pandemic, the publication includes a foreword exploring the impact of covid-19 and the challenges ahead.

The publication has garnered significant interest from local and national policy makers. Kath Checkland said: "Primary care is changing rapidly and it is vital that policy decisions are based upon the best available evidence about what is happening, as well as the impact of previous policy. This publication brings together a range of evidence, including work carried out by PRUComm. We think that it will be a valuable resource for those interested in contemporary developments in primary care."

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