New primary care model expands to 200 sites across EnglandBMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4880 (Published 20 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4880
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
An emerging new model of integrated primary care has expanded to more than 200 sites across England.
The Primary Care Home programme, developed by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), is a team based model of providing care to defined registered populations of 30 000 to 50 000 patients. GPs work alongside community services, pharmacists, voluntary organisations, social care, and others, often on the same site. Some areas are seeking to take control of whole population budgets in negotiation with local commissioners.