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UK government proposes changes to primary care

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7045.1500a (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1500

The future of primary care in Britain was brought a little closer this week by the publication of the government's consultation paper, Primary Care: The Future. The report is based on ideas and comments received during the health minister's listening process during the past six months.

The main messages to come out of the process were the importance of local flexibility and the need for the flow of money to reflect activity. Several proposals are made to change general practitioners' contracts and to extend the role …

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