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UK government consults on primary care

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7507.8-b (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:8

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  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    The views of thousands of people on primary care are to be gathered by the Department of Health later this summer in a consultation exercise. These views will help to inform a white paper, to be published at the turn of the year.

    Patricia Hewitt, the health secretary, said that this would be a “major public engagement exercise” to help shape the future of all NHS services provided outside hospitals, including GPs' surgeries, walk-in centres, and social and community care.

    Doctors and other staff groups will be invited to …

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