Background

We believe the GP is best placed to provide oversight of the patients experience in primary care, and to co-ordinate their care. As such, Merton Health should be the lead provider of all primary care in Merton, ensuring the patient relationship with health care providers is strengthened whilst supporting systems which enable cost effective working at scale.

We believe this will be achieved through being the lead contract holder in any future Accountable Care System, building strong relationships with partner providers to provide incentives to work together in a collaborative, increasingly efficient way.

Our aim is to provide simplified care in a context of increasing medical complexity as medical knowledge advances and patients grow older.

This will be achieved by supporting our member practices in being increasingly efficient and resilient.

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