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King’s Fund warns that access must not trump other essential attributes of general practice

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2490 (Published 06 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2490
  1. Jennifer Richardson
  1. The BMJ

GPs, service commissioners, and policymakers should be wary of focusing on increasing access to general practice, such as through online consultations, at the expense of its other essential attributes, the King’s Fund has warned.

The healthcare think tank highlighted different ways of organising general practice, using examples from around the world, to offer inspiration to primary care in England in a report published on 7 June.1

The report urged GPs to develop new models of care—and commissioners and policymakers to provide support, including funding, for GPs to do so.

One case study …

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