primary care

Report that focuses on the general practice as a provider of primary care services, and while it is based on English NHS, many of the solutions could apply equally to general practice in the rest of the United Kingdom.

This briefing has been co-produced with the Clinical Innovation and Research Centre of the Royal College of General Practitioners. This At a glance briefing focuses on research and practice evidence about reablement and explains the implications for GPs and primary care teams. It also provides a case example demonstrating the advantages of reablement at the individual and service levels. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

This report provides a snapshot in time of a rapidly changing primary care market. As PCTs conclude their procurement of new GP practices and GP-led health centres, there is a need for more systematic evaluation of the impact of choice and competition on the delivery and outcomes of primary medical care.

Paper looking at the issue of how GPs can offer patients effective support to return to work following the issuing of a medical certificate due to mental health problems. It recommends a four-stage approach which involves appropriate therapy, an assessment of fitness to work, communication with employers and a back-to-work plan.

Social prescribing is a method of affecting the wider determinants of health such as economic factors by connecting people with health problems to non-medical sources of help and support in the community, normally by referral. This pilot study aimed to inform the development of a full proposal for exploring social prescribing practice in primary care.

Report describing the structure of primary care services in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the population they care for. It also looks at what these services do and their capacity to respond to population health needs. Finally, it highlights future challenges facing primary health care services.

Report demonstrating how intermediate care services for people with common mental health problems who have greater support needs than primary care can satisfactorily meet can be developed. It shows how to assess the need for such a service, plan and set up a team and evaluate the impact of intermediate care.

Report reviewing the services available to older people with mental health problems and making a series of recommendations on how these can be improved.