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A West of England approach to demand and capacity management

The West of England Academic Health Science Network has launched a new study to explore patient flow in primary care.

Demand for primary care services currently exceeds the capacity available with significant repercussions for patients and the healthcare system. To meet the level of transformation set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View an accurate assessment of this demand is required.

The fall in popularity of careers in general practice and nursing have been in part responsible for a growing workforce crisis.

Understanding demand within primary care is crucial to devising solutions to address this demand.

Posted on July 13, 2015

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