Primary care for the 21st century: learning from New Zealand’s independent practitioner associations – Nuffield Trust – 26 September 2012

Posted on September 27, 2012. Filed under: Primary Hlth Care | Tags: |

Primary care for the 21st century: learning from New Zealand’s independent practitioner associations – Nuffield Trust – 26 September 2012

“As the English NHS prepares to give GPs a leading role in planning and purchasing local health services, this report offers insights from the experience of organised general practice in New Zealand.

Over the past two decades, many GPs and other primary care clinicians in New Zealand have worked collaboratively in independent practitioner associations (IPAs). These networks of primary care providers developed in the early 1990s from the grassroots of general practice.

Although IPAs have not held budgets on the scale of that planned for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, they nevertheless demonstrate the significant potential of organised general practice to enable innovation and expansion in the local provision of care, and to help in the development of more integrated services.”

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