Working at scale in collaborative arrangements is widely accepted as the future of general practice. In 2015, the Nuffield Trust and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) published the results of two surveys. This survey found that 73% of practices were already operating in collaborations and were motivated to do so by financial pressures, a desire to expand the range of services offered, and CCG encouragement.
In 2017, we conducted a further two surveys, sent to general practice staff and to CCG staff, that aimed to find out what had changed in the landscape of general practice and to explore what GPs feel the future holds for them.
These surveys were conducted as part of the RCGP and Nuffield Trust’s ‘General Practice at Scale’ programme. This slide pack brings together the responses from 565 GP practice staff and 51 CCG staff.