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The future of primary care: creating teams for tomorrow

Proposals on the recruitment and retention of GPs and the use of a multi-disciplinary workforce in primary care are among the subjects of a new report.

The Primary Care Workforce Commission, established by Health Education England and commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health, discusses these issues in its report “The Future of Primary Care: Creating Teams for Tomorrow”, which was published last week.

The report also makes recommendations on the increasing use of technology and education and training opportunities for all primary care staff. 

Follow the links below to answer questions on recruitment, workload, technology and training opportunities.

What should be done to increase the recruitment of new GPs and the retention of GPs currently in the workforce?        

What are your views on the use of a multi-disciplinary workforce to benefit patients and lower burden on GPs?

Do you think an increased use of technology would help deliver services to patients?

Would you welcome structured training opportunities for primary care staff wishing to develop extended clinical, academic or leadership roles during their career?