How We Are Reforming General Practice
Primary care needs to change due to a combination of financial pressures, workforce factors, increasing clinical complexity, increased clinical demand and the shift of services from hospital to community. We believe in delivering services built around the needs of the patient, rather than the workforce.
A Healthaction vanguard practice has the following features:
Opens at times which work best for the local community
Uses new technology across all its activities
Delivers direct access to a multidisciplinary team which reflects the needs of the local community, we know one size doesn’t fit all
Runs a great front-of-house including sophisticated triage
Guarantees a minimum of 15-minutes for GP appointments
Takes a ‘population-health’ approach with a broader focus on prevention and effective management of long term conditions to support appropriate self-care activities
The Right Healthcare
Ensures people see the right healthcare professional, when they need them.
Builds a recovery-focused ethos underpinned by a shared decision-making approach
Offers a system of care which delivers improved outcomes for patients at a lower cost to the taxpayer