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Integrated care will fail if we lose sight of the patient

“It is difficult to think of a time when primary care was more central to NHS policy,” says Professor David Colin-Thomé in the latest issue of PCC Insight.

Professor Colin-Thomé is an enthusiastic advocate for primary care networks (PCNs), but warns that other good policy ideas have come and gone without achieving their aims. He warns that a technocratic approach to integrated care will miss the point: “For me, the only purpose of integrated care should be to benefit the individual patient or service user,” he says. More....