General practice is the cornerstone of primary care in the UK. However, this traditional model has been challenged by new visions of its role, particularly a responsibility for improving health as well as for the care of illness, and a responsibility for populations as well as for individuals. This book focuses on the development of general practice as a framework within which community nurses and other professionals can build their contibution to the future of primary care. In so doing it shows how the care of general practice can be maintained and strengthened. This work is intended for all primary care staff, including doctors, nurses and managers, and for anyone interested in the future of primary care in the changing NHS.