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What are the benefits?

Reception and patient

For patients, service users, carers and the wider public

  • More straightforward access to a wider range of care via your local GP practice or primary care hub
  • Better outcomes based on what’s important to you
  • More advice and guidance to help you make the right choices and manage your own health and care
  • Better access to local voluntary and community groups
  • More involvement in design of care services near you
  • In short, Better Local Care.

For health and care professionals

  • Being part of developing new services that better meet the needs of local people
  • Working as one team with a much wider group of professionals supporting the same people
  • Access to team and leadership development and talent management
  • More time to support people who need your specific expertise

For the health and care economy

  • More tailored, better value services co-produced by the people who use them and commissioned based on outcomes rather than activity
  • Reduced acute hospital activity (admissions and A&E attendance)
  • More focus on primary care, education and prevention
  • More sustainable services (esp. general practice)