Polyclinics may damage GP-patient relationship, study saysBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1842 (Published 29 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1842
- Aliya Razaaq
The introduction of polyclinics in England could have damaging effects on the relationship between patients and their GP, a new study claims.
The research, carried out at the University of Leicester, indicates that the proposed model of polyclinics could undermine trust and cooperation between patients and GPs.
A total of 279 patients took part in the study, which involved respondents completing a questionnaire that focused on continuity of care. The findings showed that trust was more likely to be promoted when care …