Darzi’s five pledges for polyclinics are being ignoredBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a352 (Published 19 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1391
- Anne Holmes, general practitioner
- 1Tithebarn Medical Centre, Stockton on Tees TS19 8RH
I see no evidence that Lord Darzi’s pledges are being honoured in my practice community.1 I work in a small practice set up four years ago in a deprived area with few doctors. A personal medical services (PMS) contract was awarded to the private, but GP led, company that runs it. The practice has 1250 patients, looks after a prison, teaches medical students, and trains foundation programme doctors.
But the primary care trust …