How will the Future of Primary Care be affected by the Covid pandemic?

After the Storm is a study centred around the significant and rapid changes experienced in Primary Care due to Covid-19 and looking at what the future of Primary Care will look like when the pandemic has abated.

Giving Primary Care professionals a voice

We have conducted a sector wide survey to give Primary Care professionals a chance to have a voice on how the rapid changes have affected them and their views on the future of Primary Care. 

Video interviews

We have recorded video interviews with Primary Care professionals who share their opinions around the 9 key topic areas we have focused on. 

Click the rainbow coloured links to view individual videos around each key topic area.

View our After the Storm Brochure

If you didn’t manage to grab one at Best Practice 2021, then fear not as we have a digital version which you can download and view!

Video Library - The 9 Key subject areas affecting the future of Primary Care

We have focused on 9 key subject areas which we believe have had the profoundest effect on how Primary Care has operated whilst under pressure to adapt to the pandemic. The below videos are gauging opinions from Primary Care Professionals at all levels, everyone has a chance to have their say. 

Click on the tabs below to hear what a few Primary Care Professionals had to say on the topic.

Comments on the future of Primary Care

After the Storm – Graph results 

Find below infographics which represent the results of the questions asked within the survey. We have had 490 survey completions by Primary Care Professionals and these are the accumulated responses.


Tech for video and telephone consultations can be damaging to the patient/GP relationship and it could make it more impersonal in the future
The technological enablement of patients being able to engage and interact with Primary Care practitioners with quicker and higher level of access than before will lead to unmanageable expectations from patients post covid


The changes during the Covid Pandemic have decreased my workload
The changes have increased the time I have for professional development

Stress & Mental Health

The changes have improved my work life balance
The changes have increased my work related stress levels

Primary Care as a profession

The last 12 months have been a real period of reflection for me professionally and I will be looking at my career options in the next 12 months.
In the last 12 months I have thought about leaving Primary Care

Recruitment & Retention

A career in Primary Care has become less attractive post Covid 19
The recruitment of Allied Clinical professionals  is essential to enabling multi-disciplinary Primary
Care teams and reducing GP workload.