In establishing a Primary Care Federation Network that unites primary care federations across the country, the NHS Confederation has continued to broaden its membership while emphasising “the benefits of system working and collaboration.”
One of the most important ways the UK can assist in a global recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is, firstly, to improve its domestic response by freeing up capacity and the supply of vaccines. Professor James Kingsland reflects on what the UK can do to support the world emerging from the pandemic.
Primary care at scale (PCaS) entered the lexicon of healthcare in the NHS in England over 10 years ago. It should be regarded as a set of principles rather than an organisational form, albeit when these principles are applied, a larger provider organisation often results.
As Primary Care Networks take a greater role within the NHS, medical and business leaders must focus on practical considerations for organisational structure and development. This was the purpose of a recent webinar which brought together system leaders from across the sector.
A new national programme has been launched to work closely with a series of pilot sites, using population health approaches and multidisciplinary partnerships, to identify and tackle local health inequality challenges.