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Is bigger better? Lessons for large scale general practice

 

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Is bigger better? Lessons for large scale general practice

This report shows that three quarters of English practices have now joined large-scale GP organisations, formed to help cope with rising pressure and policies demanding longer hours and new services.

It finds these organisations can help to sustain general practice in the face of intense financial pressure and shortages of doctors and nurses. However, they have so far made limited progress in expanding into new services, and taking on a strategic role in redesigning care. More....