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Journal of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

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Disrupting the present to build health workforce for the future: a three-point agenda

Robin Gauld


The health professional workforce in high-income countries is trained and organised today largely as it has been for decades. Yet patients of the present and future require a different model for training and working. The present arrangements need a serious overhaul: not just change, but disruption to the institutions that underpin training and work organisation. This Perspective outlines a three-point agenda for this including: the need to reorganise workforce and care systems for multimorbidity; to reorient workforce training to build genuine interprofessionalism; and to place primary care at the apex of the professional hierarchy.

HC17083  Accepted 22 January 2018

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