NHS England has published our emerging findings report on a future strategy for commissioning general practice services. Building on the outcome of engagement with stakeholders in 2013 under Improving General Practice – a Call to Action, the report focuses on the central role NHS England wants general practice to play in wider systems of primary care, and it describes our ambition for greater collaboration with clinical commissioning groups in the commissioning of general practice services. Transformational change will be led locally by area teams and CCGs, but we will outline the work underway nationally to support it.
In addition, we have published an Independent analysis of responses received during last year’s engagement around this call to action. We will engage further with patient groups, other partners and stakeholders over the next few months at national and local level to further shape our thinking. We will publish our strategic framework for commissioning primary care in the autumn, taking into account the outcome of similar engagements for NHS dental, community pharmacy and eye health services.
Transforming Primary Care, produced by NHS England and the Department of Health, that outlines a new initiative to provide personalised and proactive out-of-hospital care, for those who need it most. Starting with patients that have the most complex health needs, including older people, it aims to deliver broad-based improvements for patients in a primary care setting.