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Call for increased focus on primary care investment

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthcare Infrastructure recently discussed the need to invest in primary care, as well as acute hospital settings, for improved forward planning for greater NHS resilience, and for enhanced healthcare infrastructure in poorer, disadvantaged communities.

At a ‘virtual’ meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Healthcare Infrastructure focusing on the ‘refresh’ of the Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP), four distinguished speakers considered topics including the need to invest in primary care, as well as acute hospital settings, for improved forward planning to afford the NHS greater resilience, and for enhanced healthcare infrastructure in poorer and more disadvantaged communities, ‘to reduce health inequalities’. HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, reports.

Speaking in the online meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on 15 March were Professor Sir Chris Ham, Co-chair of the NHS Assembly, Paul Maulbach, Chief Executive of the Black Country and West Birmingham CCG, Professor Jane Perry, Dean of Health, Sport, and Bioscience at the University of East London, and Richard Darch, CEO of Archus. Lord Bethell, who has recently been elected the Group’s Vice-Chair, introduced

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