Table 1

 Benefits of greater integration between public health and primary care

Area of primary careBenefits to public health and primary care
Local knowledge and data• Primary care data collection and improvement in data quality
• Data interpretation and needs assessment
• Commissioning of appropriate services
Service delivery• Primary and secondary care service design
• Primary and secondary care service delivery
• Monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement
• Research
Advocacy and collaboration• Networking GPs being local champions for health
• Contributing collaboratively to health improvement and tackling health inequalities
• Providing leadership and promoting a public health view
Public health approach• Primary care workforce development
• Platform for development of shared understanding