GPS: bedrock of the NHS

Blair, Tony
April 2005
Pulse;4/30/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 17, p22
The article focuses on the views of British Prime Minister Tony Blair on general practitioners (GPs) in the country. Blair said that without the skills, professionalism and dedication of the GPs, the National Health Service simply could not meet its vital role in the country. He said that it was the hard work of GPs, backed by unprecedented investment in primary care, which has seen such excellent progress in improving access to GPs and primary care professionals. The challenge now is to sustain this improvement.


Related Articles

  • PM 'anxious' on out-of-hours. Davies, Edward // GP: General Practitioner;10/29/2004, p16 

    The article highlights that according to Great Britain's Department of Health only a fifth of primary care trusts have taken over out-of-hours responsibility from general practitioners (GP). Both British Prime Minister Tony Blair and health secretary John Reid are said to be anxious about this...

  • Contract talks hint at privatisation. Durham, Neil // GP: General Practitioner;2/11/2002, p8 

    Reports the negotiation of contracts for the privatization of primary care in Great Britain. Federation between the General Practitioners Committee and the National Health Services; Introduction of private companies into practice management; Arrangement of private companies for sharing ideas...

  • Government points to end of small GP surgeries. Gainsbury, Sally // Public Finance;4/21/2006, p12 

    The article reports that the Great Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair and his health adviser Paul Corrigan have argued that small general practitioner (GP) surgeries should be replaced by large enterprises and community hospitals to offer adequate primary care. Corrigan speaking at the National...

  • The coalition government's plans for the NHS in England. Ham, Chris // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;7/17/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7764, p111 

    The author considers the effects of the reorganization plans of the British coalition government for the National Health Service in 2010. The said changes are in response to reforms proposed by the Labour government led by then prime minister Tony Blair in 2002 and further developed by Ara Darzi...

  • PM tells voters to judge him on NHS.  // GP: General Practitioner;2/4/2002, p21 

    Focuses on the promises of Prime Minister Tony Blair for the National Health Service (NHS) in Great Britain. Criticisms on the success of Blair in fixing NHS; Statement of physician Stephen Amiel on the effect of negative stories to the hospitals; Ways to improve health services.

  • Blair warned against foundation trust rush. Ward, Seamus // Public Finance;8/1/2003, p7 

    Asserts that British Prime Minister Tony Blair's invitation to a further 38 National Health Service trusts to apply for foundation status in 2004 and 2005 is premature. Background on the controversial scheme; Implications for medical care.

  • Blair lays down NHS demands. Ward, Seamus // Public Finance;03/24/2000, p6 

    Reports that Great Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair has laid down the government's demands on the National Health Service. Root-and-branch reform for the health care industry; Result of the health care industry's demand for greater fund allocations from the government.

  • Blair promises to raise spending on NHS to European average. Ferriman, Annabel // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);01/22/2000, Vol. 320 Issue 7229, p205 

    Reports that British Prime Minister Tony Blair has pledged more money for the National Health Service. How the initiative on health started; Comments from Barry Jackson, president of the Royal College of Surgeons; Reaction of the Intensive Care Society to the issue.

  • Blair demands reform of the NHS. Beecham, Linda // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);04/01/2000, Vol. 320 Issue 7239, p889 

    Reports on challenges posed by Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain to the National Health Service. Overview of what Blair wants from the health service agency; Demand of Blair for reform in the health care industry.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics