Blog: Insight 2022 – How the science of systems thinking can support the craft of wise decision making – A GP practice case study

If you had a magic wand what decisions would you take to help make a ‘better world’ for GP practices? Would fixing a seemingly obvious ‘problem’ really make things better, or could you end up causing waves in the complex system in which GP practices sit? 

In his INSIGHT 2022 session, systems thinking expert Dennis Sherwood gives takes a deep dive into the full context within which a GP, and a GP practice, sits, and of how the ageing population, retirement, ICSs – and very many other factors – are mutually ‘joined up’.  

Using a case study based on primary care, Dennis will show how causal loop diagrams can be an insightful tool for decision making not just in primary care but in health and care as a whole.