UK academic general practice and primary care

Campbell, John; Hobbs, F. D. Richard; Irish, Bill; Nicholson, Sandra; Pringle, Mike; Reeve, Joanne Lucy; Rosenthal, Joe (2015)
BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
The report of Higher Education England’s commission on the primary care workforce is timely and welcome.1 The UK has led the way in delivering high quality, effective, accessible, and equitable healthcare at modest cost.2 Getting the right workforce to deliver the strongest possible NHS primary care focus3 is critically important in times of financial constraint, healthcare innovation, and the changing population demographic characterised by complex care needs and multimorbidity. But in parallel, attention must be given to the importance of recruiting, retaining, and developing the primary care academic workforce—an agenda that was beyond the remit of the commission.

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