Exploring the business organisation of General Practice partnerships

There is very little evidence about how business risk affects a practice’s prospects, and GP’s decisions to become or remain a practice partner or not. We aim to address this gap in the literature using primary data collection to study the business organisation of general practice. Our main interest is how practices and partners within practices operate and organise themselves in the current system. A better understanding of how practices react to current contracts and circumstances should provide evidence to inform future changes. We will gather data on the way practice operate through semi-structured interviews with GPs who work within independent contractor practices.

HERU researchers involved in this research project: Verity Watson

External collaborators: Schulz, R. (University of Aberdeen Business School); Dickey, H. (Queens University Belfast); Murchie, P. (Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen); MacLeod, J. (Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership