Developing service provision for patients in primary care
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Developing service provision for patients in primary care

Jeannett Martin Director, Clinical leadership and quality for Lewisham Primary Care Trust (PCT)
Gillian Black Director of nursing, Lambeth PCT
Stephen Cleverdon Allied health professional development project co-ordinator, South East London Strategic Health Authority (SHA)
Denise Kelly Director, Quality improvement and nursing development, Bexley Care Trust
Hilary Shanahan Director, Nursing, Greenwich Teaching PCT
Donna Kinnair Director, Nursing, Southwark PCT
Sue Southon Director, Clinical services and the care environment, Bromley PCT
Sue Webb Director, Clinical workforce development, South East Coast SHA

This article outlines the government’s changes to the way that primary and community health services will be commissioned and provided. It also discusses the opportunities that exist for nurses to lead and develop services for the benefit of patients in the implementation of changes.

Nursing Standard. 21, 23, 43-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.


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