Join us the Shaping the Digital Future of Healthcare: Digital Primary Care Virtual Conference on the 3rd of February 2021. It is no surprise to hear .. Read more that 2019 provided one of the most challenging years for general practise, 80% of GPs say long waits for hospital care have increased practice workload, Practice workload has also been pushed up by cuts to social care over the past decade as well as in recent months by rising shortages of medicines. Nationally, around a quarter of GPs are aged over 55 – but in some areas more than two in five GPs are in this age category. And as existing GPs continue to reduce their working hours in the face of rising pressure, polling shows that among trainees just one in 20 plans to work full time. Adjacent to the issues within the general practice workforce funding has also been identified as far to low to cover the current demand, to tackle this the government has promised funding will rise by around £1bn by 2023/24, with a further £1.8bn available to support the formation of primary care networks (PCNs) although many GPs are yet to be convinced. Patient population is also proving to be an area of concern, as the population ages, the complexity in cases increases along side it, now more than ever we need to be thinking outside the box and focusing on innovation and technology to help ease the strain currently faced by primary care providers. Our Virtual Digital Primary Care Virtual Conference taking place in February 2021 will provide an update on some of the key digital primary care initiatives being implemented across 2020, we will be reviewing the GP IT Futures Programme is focused on proving more choice, functionality and improved Interoperability in the use of IT products.
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