GP consultation with a female patient

Improving access to GP surgeries could reduce burden on out-of-hours services

21 May 2014

Poor access to GP surgeries could be driving patients to use out-of-hours services and putting an extra burden on the NHS, according to researchers at the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research. In research published today, they say that improving access could lead to an 11% reduction in the use of out-of-hours primary care services.

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Can you put a price on health?

23 May 2013

As health services strive to improve quality and reduce costs, researchers study the benefits – and the pitfalls – of ‘pay for performance’ in hospitals.

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