This is the final report of the stocktake undertaken by Dr Claire Fuller, Chief Executive-designate Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System and GP on integrated primary care. The report looks at what is working well, why it’s working well and how we can accelerate the implementation of integrated primary care (incorporating the current four pillars of general practice, community pharmacy, dentistry and optometry) across systems.
The report outlines a new vision for primary care that reorientates the health and care system to a local population health approach through building neighbourhood teams, streamlining access and helping people to stay healthy.
The report provides practical steps that integrated care system (ICS) and national leaders should take to create this shift through locally driven change; a system-wide approach to workforce, estates and data; and building more resilience within general practice.
A helpful overview of the report, containing a summary of the main points, is provided by NHS Confederation.