” The public relies on general practice services for the health and wellbeing of themselves and their family. It is one of the great strengths of the NHS, and is recognised time and again in international comparisons.
Small changes in general practice capacity have a big impact on demand for hospital care, so the need to support general practice in underpinning the whole NHS has never been greater.
We know there is no single cause for the issues we face, and that no single part of the system acting in isolation can fix it either. We need a concerted approach of initiatives, involving all stakeholders, across a number of key areas”
Dr Arvind Madan (2016)