1st Edition

Extending Primary Care Polyclinics, Resource Centres, Hospital-at-Home

By Pat Gordon, Janet Hadley Copyright 1996

    'Fundamental changes in the Health Service demand a radical shift in approaches to patient core. The NHS is becoming increasingly led by the primary care sector. This has a greater meaning than simply more involvement of GPs in secondary care purchasing. It means that we start from where the patient is, in their own home and community. We provide care for them there and only move them into secondary services if and when it is appropriate to do so. 'Extending Primary Care shows that it is possible to experiment beyond traditional boundaries in these areas. It will provide encouragement to people who work in some of these difficult settings by showing what can be done...This book could not be more timely as a resource to many managers who will need to extend their own understanding of primary care - in the fullest sense of the whole team of people in primary care and the associated community health services.' From the Foreword by Barbara Stocking

    1. Primary health care – its characteristics and potential 2. Boundaries in primary health care 3. Primary care resource centres – a means of supporting general practice? 4. Polyclinics – an alternative to practice-based care? 5. Hospital care at home


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