In the news: continuity of care
Myths and misperceptions about primary care
John Geyman eloquently and succinctly puts forward the case for primary care in the US. with lessons and parallels for us here in the UK. Read more here and forward it onto your local commissioners and MPs.
The Family Doctor Association is a UK network of family doctor practices that offer their patients continuity of care and the opportunity to see their own GP. The Association campaigns about the importance of continuity of care in family medicine. The Association motivates fellow GP practices, the Department of Health and health leaders to recognize its importance in the delivery of quality primary health care.
The importance of continuity of care in a 21st century health care system.
In 1991, Gayle Stephens wrote, "As we struggle to direct our own evolution, let us not be intimidated or enticed to give up our most indispensable ideal—personal medicine. The need for it will never become passé, although we must continue to learn what it means and how to do it." (Stephens GG. The best ideal in family practice. JABFP. 1991;4:223–228)