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David Paynton: Reinvent the primary care team

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 28 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4702
Duncan Smith


David Paynton, 67, is a GP and the national clinical commissioning lead for the Royal College of General Practitioners. He champions patient centred care—a change of approach that challenges some of the profession’s current focus on the biomedical model. He qualified in 1975 and was a full time GP in Southampton before joining a local primary care team, working in community services and commissioning. Since 2012 he has advocated new ways of working, as a response to the treadmill of …

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