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Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme
The Health Services and Delivery (HS&DR) Programme aims to produce rigorous and relevant evidence to improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services.
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GP Primary Care Digest
General practice is the most local part of the NHS, encompassing prevention, diagnosis, treatment and referral, and the best understood by the public. General Practice is regarded as the front door of the local NHS for almost the whole population, and pivotal to numerous health service reforms in the UK. The Digest summarises published evidence and insights from a selection of current NIHR research projects that deliver some answers to key questions about how the GP services can meet the numerous challenges and demands for innovation in service delivery.
- Why is this important for GP services now: View from a CCG Clinical Chair
- GP primary care digest overview
- Understanding patient experience
- Alternatives to face-to-face consultation with a GP
- Workforce and skill mix in GP services
- Innovations in the organisation of GP services
- Diagnostics in GP services
Management of serious mental health (SMI) in primary care
Improvement in primary care management of adults with SMI is central to the Mental Health Five Year Forward View and features in the plans of many Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). The Digest summarises published evidence and insights from a selection of current NIHR research projects. Evidence users, such as those engaged with STPs or Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS), may find this useful to support their plans for primary care, undertake annual health checks, make the case for investment and plan for the challenges of implementation of interventions and models.