Building the “bedrock of the NHS”

In October, Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary, declared his support for GPs heralding them as “the bedrock of the NHS”. He highlighted their role in preventative medicine and set-out a vision for networked primary care services that are better integrated and supported. The Government’s commitment to the NHS has been shown in the £20 billion additional funding it will receive, some of which will go to GPs. Central to the vision for the NHS is thriving community care centred around GP practices where patients are treated in the community without needing to be in an acute setting. Essential to this is having the right infrastructure. Technology is always at the fore-front of these conversations, but what about the buildings? Read more