National Voices: A shift to multidisciplinary teams in general practice
FaithAction recently contributed to a new report by VCSE Health & Wellbeing Alliance members National Voices.
The report, A shift to multidisciplinary teams in general practice: What this means for people experiencing health inequalities and frequent users of primary care services, looks at how the model of general practice is changing and, at the core of this, general practice is moving away from a model of ‘seeing a GP’ to a model that is ‘consulting with the multi-disciplinary team’.
National Voices worked with people who frequently use primary care, people from groups who experience health inequalities and voluntary sector organisations to understand:
- The levels of awareness of the shift to multidisciplinary teams in General Practice.
- How people who frequently use primary care and those who are from groups who experience health inequalities view the changes and if they have experienced any unintentional consequences.
- How primary care teams can build trust with these groups as part of the shift from a single GP to a multidisciplinary team.
- How primary care teams can assure people who frequently use primary care and people from groups who experience health inequalities that general practice has oversight of their care.
- How these insights can inform communications and make early recommendations around changes to the model of general practice.
You can read the full report here.