It must be said that these two related issues are not sexy. There are no naked breasts involved. But in a real sense they are scandalous.
The first problem, that of the current registration policy, involves a design feature in the 2004 GP Contract which, in our case, leads inexorably, predicably, to a decline in quality (and safety) of care, eventually to self destruction.
The second problem is the Government proposal to abolish GP practice boundaries. (In fact, all parties apparently favour this). This sounds like a good idea, who wouldn’t like to have the option of choosing whatever practice they would like in the whole of England, regardless of where they live? But would it work?
My email exchange with ‘Andrew Lansley’
My email exchange with The King’s Fund
My email to the Patients’ Association