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Can Do!  Why clinical engagement is important

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Only Connect

It is hard to overstate the importance of primary care trusts and their clinicians engaging with each other. Unless they do so, the NHS will suffer severe paralysis.

As the drive continues to devolve more and more decision-making powers to organisations on the front line, and with the allocation of three-quarters of the health service's budget to PCTs, primary care professionals have a chance to exert real influence over the direction of change as never before. To do so, they must become vigorous participants in the system; if instead they choose detachment, the NHS reform programme will be scuppered. Clinical engagement will make the difference between success or failure.

'Only connect' should therefore become the motto of primary care trusts and their clinicians.

Effective clinical engagement has the potential locally to improve services, enhance the patient's experience and the outcomes of their treatment, boost staff morale and aid recruitment and retention, while helping achieve national policy objectives. But clinical engagement must amount to more than a vague sense of belonging, and it must encompass not only GPs, but nurses, primary care practitioners and allied health professionals.

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