Primary Care: A Framework for the Future

The inaugural ‘Primary Care Partnership’ conference was divided into plenary sessions where global leaders in health shared their experiences and expertise. Participants in the conference – comprising health and social care professionals from across primary care – were tasked with examininga range of areas. The areas covered were as follows:

• How primary care teams can better function with improved access to health and social care services;

• Improving primary care access for home/residential care;

• Prevention is the cure/Healthy Ireland;

• Integrating primary care and maximising technology: data protection, patients and technology;

• Prioritisation of patients/managing the overload;

• General practice/ambulatory care/emergency departments;

• Improving patient care in rural Ireland;

• Improving patient care in an urban deprived environment; and

• Primary care – a vision for the future.

Following the plenary sessions, a number of workshops took place which presented an opportunity for delegates to engage with the many ideas presented and ultimately lay the foundation stone for this framework document and strategy. We believe that this document presents an opportunity for all healthcare professionals to work towards a primary care service that both patients and health and social care professionals deserve.

Download Primary-Care-Partnership-Consensus-Document.pdf