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Sunday 21 July 2019

Fran Robinson

Articles by this author

Tue 6 July
Tue 6 July
Requirements for primary care trusts to choose a preferred organisation to host their provider arm have raised concerns over the direction of community health services. Will plans transform services or frustrate practices, asks Francesca Robinson?
Fri 28 August
Fri 28 August
When the GP Patient Survey results were announced this summer, many practices were dismayed to find they would lose funding. In this special report, Francesca Robinson looks at the impact and implications of this survey
Fri 29 August
Fri 29 August
Ever since Lord Darzi first put forward the idea of integrated primary care centres, the “p word” has been enough to send many healthcare professionals into a frenzy. In recent months the controversy has increased, with opposition politicians, GPs and patient groups clamouring to denounce these GP-led health centres. But this debate has partly fed misconceptions and confusion over polyclinics, as Fran Robinson reports
Fri 29 August
Fri 29 August
At the end of June, the final report of Lord Darzi’s year-long review of the NHS was published. Setting out a vision for the healthcare service, with patient choice and empowerment as key principles, the report will affect primary care services for years to come. Fran Robinson reports on the key elements that will affect general practice, and the mixed response to the report