The first network for GPs at the Deep End was set up in Scotland in 2009. The aim of Deep End networks is to champion general practice in areas of socioeconomic deprivation, recognising that Tudor-Hart’s Inverse Care Law means that the poorest areas often have the highest levels of multimorbidity but the least access to healthcare resources.
The North East of England is the most deprived region in the country, and it is vital that General Practice is well supported to deliver high quality care. Deep End GPs recognise that primary care is excellently placed to identify the needs of their communities and reduce health inequalities: unfair and avoidable disparities in health and wellbeing. Please read our Mission Statement to find out more.
We want to make sure our network is guided by GPs and other primary care staff who work in the Deep End. In Oct – Dec 2020 we conducted a series of interviews with local professionals that will be used to shape our priorities for projects and interventions going forward. Visit our Research page to find out more.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we have engaged with interested practitioners via webinars featuring internal speakers and breakout rooms for sharing ideas (and collective groans!) You can read about past webinars and join our mailing list to find out about future events.