Our international work

Our international work

NAPC’s primary care development expertise is in high demand abroad. We have worked with organisations across the world including the USA, Ireland, India and South Africa to provide bespoke support on integrated care, primary care network development and population health management.

International Faculty Collective for the Advancement of Primary Care

We are part of the International Faculty Collective for the Advancement of Primary Care and have a strategic collaboration with Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative in the USA. Meetings of the faculty bring together global healthcare leaders to establish evidence for integrated care, exchange experiences and share innovation and best practice.

The faculty has produced a number of publications as a result of its meetings in the USA, Ireland, and England. The links are set out below.

Forging international partnerships

NAPC is working with the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa to help improve primary care in the country. A delegation from the university attended our annual conference in 2019 to learn about the primary care home model – the original primary care network model that has influenced national policy in England.  

We have developed links with China having previously hosted meetings with the China Programme for Health Innovation and Transformation, with a view to supporting the development of China’s health system.

We are working with health and care colleagues in Bangalore, India to support the development of complete digitalised primary care systems – including back office functions and patient-facing technology.

NAPC has also developed a relationship with Department of Industry and Trade in the UK to support the development of primary care internationally.

Disaster medicine in India

NAPC is a founding partner of the Faculty of Disaster Medicine India and Nepal, which rebuilds primary care in communities that have been affected by disasters. The faculty is the first of its kind in South Asia and, with input from NAPC leaders, has developed a comprehensive training programme on disaster medicine.

The programme provides technical expertise through 16 dedicated modules including field medicine, delivering essential primary care for displaced, telemedicine and establishing public health and prevention strategies.

International visits

We welcome delegations from across the world to share learning around primary care development. For example, in 2019 NAPC leaders met colleagues from the Department of Popular Medicine, Harvard Medical School to discuss plans to work together across UK, China and US health systems. In 2020, colleagues from Kazakhstan visited Dr Nav Chana’s practice to learn about primary care including the primary care home model.

Our services

We offer bespoke support according to your needs and ways of working. Our aim is to coach your teams in all areas of our development cycle. Here are examples of how we can help you:

  • Building collaboration across the health and care system
  • Innovative approaches to community engagement and person-centred social prescribing
  • Getting started on population health management
  • Designing new care models and understanding workforce needs
  • Creating high performing teams and leadership development
  • Using evidence to evaluate impact
  • Digitalisation in primary care
  • Disaster medicine

For more information

Contact Vikki Beddow, NAPC Director of Strategic Partnerships and Organisational Development, by email: vikki.beddow@napc.co.uk