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Table 4 Themes and subthemes

From: Shared medical appointments in English primary care for long-term conditions: a qualitative study of the views and experiences of patients, primary care staff and other stakeholders

Theme Subthemes
Value of sharing Overcomes feeling of isolation and supports self-care
Time for learning
Enjoyment of the novelty and greater informality
Empowering patients
Appropriateness of group setting Patient preference and suitability
Confidentiality and personal concerns
Implementation processes Training
Capacity and resource
Leadership and ‘buy-in’ from colleagues
Engagement and attendance
Evaluating efficiency