Primary care Primary care is usually the first point of for people when they need health advice or treatment

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It’s the first stop for symptoms that are new or for concerns about physical or mental health. It is provided by GPs and other health care professionals (such as practice nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists).

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

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12 November 2019

How can general practices balance continuity of care with the need to see a GP promptly? Angus Wiltshire explores four early findings from the Increasing Continuity of Care in General Practice program...

Press release
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9 November 2019

OnlyWan response to the Conservative party’s pledge to improve primary care access.

Blog
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1 November 2019

Tim Gardner examines the lessons manifesto authors should learn from past policies.

Blog
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29 October 2019

Arne discusses how the increasing use of technology in health care brings new challenges for evaluators.

Newsletter feature
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30 August 2019

Dr Matt Willis leads a study exploring the potential for automation in primary care at the University of Oxford. He told us about the seven key areas where using technology could help practices and fr...

Press release
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14 August 2019

OnlyWan response to British Social Attitudes Survey on emergency care.

Improvement project

This project will build analytical capacity in discrete event simulation (DES) in the GP setting, involving a case study site in the West Midlands, an applied skills development programme for analysts...

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25 July 2019

Better data linkage across primary care and other community-based services has the potential to help reduce socioeconomic inequalities. Data linkage could enrich our understanding of a patient’s socia...

Press release
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15 July 2019

OnlyWan response to NHS England's GP Patient Survey

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4 July 2019

Primary care networks (PCNs) went live on 1 July 2019. Despite their potential to improve primary care, how they’ll develop, and what changes patients can expect to notice remains unclear. Dr Rebecca ...

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