Quantifying, Understanding and Enhancing Relational Continuity
of Care

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Continuity Counts project logo

Continuity Counts was a project funded by the Health Foundation and carried out by researchers: Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray, Professor Philip Evans and Dr Kate Sidaway-Lee. Although the project has finished, its study website is still available and contains useful information on continuity of care. 

The Health Foundation has a number of resources concerning continuity of care such as this article:

Measuring continuity of care in general practice

and in the past funded targeted quality improvement work to increase continuity in GP practices:

Increasing Continuity of Care in General Practice

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Tuesday 30 April 2024

Elderly black man is having his blood pressure measured by a black male healthcare professional

One of UK political parties promises access to the same GP for patients over 70 years of age and those with chronic conditions as it is revealed that almost half of adults see a different doctor at each appointment. 

The plan would require hiring additional 8,000 general practitioners, cost £1 billion a year and would take 4 years to be implemented. The party quote a study that indicates benefits stemming from continuity of care.



Friday 21 July 2023

Dr Ben Allen, a GP and clinical director for primary care in Sheffield, talks about improving continuity of care through training and empowering staff and better staff retention.





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