Dear Liberal Democrat MPs,
As you will be aware, one of the policies in the Health Bill is the proposal to abolish GP practice boundaries. You may be less aware that most GPs think this is a very bad idea, and that the GPC will be resisting this ‘staunchly’ in their negotiations with the Government and Department of Health. It is said this this is to be a ‘battleground’ in the coming months.
I am a GP in Tower Hamlets. I have written to you as a group before.
I am writing now to put to you the same question I put to Andrew Lansley in March 2010: do you have a position paper, feasibility study, or related documentation which gives evidence that you have considered not only the benefits but also the risks of this idea [abolishing GP boundaries], and that you understand the nature of general practice (and here I mean quality general practice)?
I don’t know who within the Lib/Dem party is best able to answer this question so I am writing to you all.
The Tredegar Practice 35 St Stephens Road London E3 5JD
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