A design diagnosis: reinvigorating the primary care estate

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Borrows, Maisie; El-Gamry, Daniel; Laycock, Kate
Date of publication
1 January 2018
Health Services, Social Policy
Social welfare
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This report finds that private sector finance can upgrade the primary care estate at value for money for the taxpayer. Private funding can help build bigger GP surgeries to provide better patient care.

This study also found examples of privately funded buildings delivering value for money in primary care. One practice has used additional space to provide a minor injury drop-in service. Another practice has doubled its list size and extended its training practice. This practice has also reported better staff satisfaction because of improved service quality and the opportunity for more teamwork.

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