CHN focuses on the need for change and improvement in Primary Care

On 25th May, we were delighted to host a fantastic line up of three dynamic primary care leaders speaking to a full house at accuRx’s new offices.

Claire Fuller, CEO designate of Surrey Heartlands ICS and a GP, who has shared emerging themes ahead of her report being published the next day; Karen Kirkham, Medical Director at Deloitte and a GP in Dorset who shared examples of best practice from across the UK and internationally; and Jo Sauvage, a GP in Islington and Medical Director designate for North Central London ICS, who set out early thoughts as to how ICSs can move forward on primary care/local care.

The subsequent discussion was wide ranging with comments and input from a large number of participants in the audience who set out areas where changes need to be seen to improve care. Specifically, a need for:

As a number of people in the audience flagged, delivering these changes will require a different organisational model for primary and local care and changes to the current contractual mechanisms.

Many thanks to accuRx for kindly hosting the event.