In the United Kingdom, Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust allocated their 34 local practices into 8 geographical networks, equipped with a network manager, administrative assistant, and an educational budget to deliver care packages for diabetes, childhood immunization, chronic obstructive lung disease, and cardiovascular disease. Tower Hamlets PCT outpaced England and surrounding PCTs in the coming years in reducing deaths due to cardiovascular disease and increasing the amount of cholesterol prescriptions.

 

The gponline article can be found at: http://www.gponline.com/local-gp-practice-networks-save-lives-boost-qof-scores-study-finds/cardiovascular-system/myocardial-infarction-left-ventricular-dysfunction/article/1293427

The British Journal of General Practice paper can be found at: http://bjgp.org/content/64/622/e268.full.pdf+html