Health hubs are the future of GP practices.
But how do we build the spokes?
Dr Ian Jackson discusses how transforming GP surgeries into “Wellbeing Hubs” can meet our primary care needs.
I’m wholeheartedly in agreement with the Fit for The Future Report, which believes that GP practices will need to evolve into “wellbeing hubs” to meet our primary healthcare needs. But, the way I see it, GP surgeries are already hubs, of community, of activity. But they are hubs with no spokes – wheels without propulsion.
The report proposes a scenario where, when needing their GP surgery, patients are seen by a team of health professionals, with access increasingly being by digital and video means. Here, I see the formation of the spokes.
Any GP practice can be transformed by telemedicine. It’s as applicable to the rural, two-GP surgery as it is to the inner-city partnership.
I discuss this in full to Hub News: