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The future of primary care
The BMJheld a round table in January 2013 to discuss the future of primary care in England and Wales. The wide ranging topics included out of hours care, commissioning, education, time management, and integration. This is the full version, lasting one hour and 20 minutes. Edited highlights are available in this week's podcast.
Domhnall MacAuley, primary care editor, BMJ.
Helen Thomas, former GP partner, and current GP Strategic Health Authority lead for the south west of England
Clare Gerada, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Nav Chana, postgraduate dean of GP and community based education at the London Deanery.
Judith Smith, director of policy at the policy think tank, the Nuffield Trust.
Problems with primary care: 2:20
Education to prevent variability: 10:0
Overworked, undervalued: 17:30
Money, money, money: 23:12
The future is federated: 29:52
The GP wont see you now: 40:47
The end of 24/7 care: 50:0
Can GPs commission?: 58:12
What do your patients think?: 68:0