When the Pilot looking into the boundary-free model of general practice was launched at the end of December 2011, the Department of Health press release quoted a Westminster GP as follows:
“This initiative will mean that commuters working in the heart of London will in future have far greater flexibility around their choice of GP, enabling some to choose to see a GP closer to where they work.
“I welcome this exciting initiative which the Department of Health is resourcing as it offers patients greater access to NHS care at a time and place that is convenient to them.”
I subsequently contacted this GP and asked a few questions; she responded to my email, but avoided answering my questions.
Yesterday I noticed that her practice was not offering to register patients outside their practice area. I rang to check and was told that if I did not live in Westminster I would not be able to register.