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[Correspondence] Academic primary care and the general practice workforce

Most developed health systems increasingly recognise the key role of primary care. The report from the Primary Care Workforce Commission seeks to address the worsening clinical manpower issues for the National Health Service (NHS), at a time of growing demand and complexity for primary care. The Commission, however, does not consider the potential relevance of the academic primary care workforce in its findings since this was considered beyond remit. But is there a link between general practice and its academic discipline?