What is Guerrilla General Practice?

General Practice starts with the relationship between the patients and the doctors who look after them. Every practice is different and each GP is different. Traditional NHS management tries to lump them all together and make them interchangeable, but this isn’t effective because it is the differences and individuality which make the relationships work.

Guerrilla General Practice is the idea that small groups with freedom to improvise and adapt can have a greater impact than a prescriptive one-size-fits-all organisation. Just like a guerrilla army can be more effective than a traditional army.

Guerrilla General Practice works at the level of the local practice team, empowering them to develop skills and build capacity to improve the health of the community. If the people who actually care for patients have the power to make changes then the solutions they come up with are far more likely to work locally.