Space and time in British general practice

Soc Sci Med. 1985;20(7):659-66. doi: 10.1016/0277-9536(85)90054-1.


From the novel geography of the health centre to the meticulous concerns of appointment systems and patient records, British general practice, as this paper documents, has reordered its traditional activities over the last 30 years. These changes however suggest a more profound reorganisation of the spatial and temporal features of practice activity and a commensurate reassessment of the nature of illness.

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Services / trends
  • Delivery of Health Care / trends*
  • Family Practice / trends*
  • Humans
  • Professional Practice / trends*
  • Professional Practice Location / trends
  • Referral and Consultation / trends
  • United Kingdom