Editorial: White Paper is a chance for GPs to take control

August 2010
GP: General Practitioner;8/6/2010, p23
The article reflects on the white paper on the general practioner (GPs) consortia, an initiative by Great Britain's National Health Service (NHS) and states that it raises more questions than answers. It says that it presents private firms with many more opportunities for NHS expansion and whether GPs will act on the British Medical Association's anti-privatization agenda or not. It reminds GPs that it will give them the opportunity to take more control over their work and patient outcomes.


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