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Primary care groups - Modernising primary and community health services

Wilkin, D., Dowswell, T. and Leese, B. (2001) Primary care groups - Modernising primary and community health services. BMJ, 322 (7301). pp. 1522-1524. ISSN 0959-8138

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Developing primary and community health services is a key component of the government's plans for modernising the NHS. Primary care groups and trusts have a vital part to play in overcoming the variability, fragmentation, and isolation that have been the weaknesses of primary health care in the NHS. Primary care groups and trusts have introduced initiatives to promote greater collaboration between general practices and to share expertise and resources. Improving access to care is an important feature of the modernisation plan, and most groups and trusts are actively promoting access, particularly for people who have been poorly served traditionally. Groups and trusts are tackling staff shortages by using clinical specialists and promoting extended roles for nurses and pharmacists

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2001 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > University of Leeds Research Centres and Institutes > Centre for Research in Primary Care (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 00:49
Published Version: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/322/7301/1522
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1136/bmj.322.7301.1522
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/168

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