This is the report of an independent inquiry commissioned by the King’s Fund into the quality of general practice in England.
It provides an extensive review of quality across general practice designed to help ensure that quality is at the heart of the service that it offers to patients.
The inquiry was informed by specially commissioned research and analysis of routinely available data across a range of aspects of general practice including:
- core elements of day-to-day practice – for example, diagnosis, referral and prescribing
- non-clinical aspects of quality – for example, access to care and patient engagement
- and areas where the role is shared with others – for example, maternity and end-of-life care.