Primary care groups and trusts : interim report, October 2000 Public Deposited

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  • London
  • King's Fund
Publication date
  • 2000
  • 38
  • This report presents the findings from the first phase of a two-year research project comprising six case studies of how primary care groups and trusts (PCG/Ts) are carrying out their health improvement role. Its purpose is to record the development of the health improvement role by the sites in their first year, the processes adopted, particularly with respect to partnership working, and those aspects of organisation and working thought likely to help or hinder progress. Arising from the data collected in this study and from other relevant work, four recommendations are made: NHS organisations need to recognise that PCG/Ts feel the number of national NHS priorities to be overwhelming and that they have insufficient resources to pursue them; PCG/Ts need help to give more emphasis to health improvement; improving performance in health improvement might best be done by regionally-led workshops or learning networks; and health authorities and PCG/Ts need help in finding more effective ways of working together and using local resources such as public health and health promotion.
  • Pagination: 38p.
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