GPs' time to be freed up under plans for increased choiceBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.1363 (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1363
- Katherine Burke
Patients across England will be able to register with a GP near their work instead of home, pick up repeat prescriptions direct from their pharmacist, and attend nurse led clinics, under the government's flagship initiative to extend choice in the NHS.
Presenting a command paper before parliament on 9 December, the health secretary, John Reid, outlined the results of the national consultation on extending choice for patients.
Under a new general medical services contract, nurse led clinics and polyclinics (which offer a wide range of GP and specialist services) will be …