Na­tional Plan for Pri­mary care

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A spokesman for NHS Eng­land South said: “We know GPs are un­der pres­sure across the coun­try, see­ing more pa­tients with more com­plex con­di­tions, with some GP prac­tices also ex­pe­ri­enc­ing chal­lenges re­cruit­ing and re­tain­ing doc­tors.

“Our na­tional Gen­eral Prac­tice For­ward View, de­vel­oped along­side Health Ed­u­ca­tion Eng­land and in dis­cus­sion with the Royal Col­lege of GPs (RCGP) and other GP rep­re­sen­ta­tives, sets out a na­tional plan to sta­bilise and trans­form gen­eral prac­tice and to in­vest in new ways to pro­vide pri­mary care, in or­der to ad­dress the chal­lenges fac­ing GPs and to im­prove ac­cess to ser­vices for pa­tients.

“This in­cludes in­vest­ing in GP premises and technology, as well as plans to in­crease the num­ber of GPs and other health pro­fes­sion­als work­ing in GP prac­tices, in­clud­ing phar­ma­cists and men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als, who can of­fer more spe­cific ser­vices and free-up GPs to treat the most ill pa­tients.”

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