Focus on potential benefits of integrated care in polyclinics, GPs told

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 05 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1270
  1. Rob Finch
  1. 1London

Doctors should ignore the “distraction” of polyclinics and concentrate on the potential benefits of integrated care that they could bring, healthcare analysts argued at a debate in London last week.

Leading GPs reiterated their concerns about the drive to introduce polyclinics in every region of England at the debate, organised by the rightwing think tank Civitas, at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

The move, championed by the health minister Ara Darzi as part of his review of the NHS, could scupper plans to get primary and secondary care …

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