Give GPs more control over care planning, says Audit Scotland

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 03 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3489
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Family doctors in Scotland should be given a more prominent role in planning services and deciding how resources are used, says a report from Audit Scotland.

It follows a critical review of the performance of Community Health Partnerships (CHPs) which Audit Scotland says have failed to deliver widespread sustained improvements in joining up health and social care services.

Community Health Partnerships were established in 2004 to coordinate the planning and provision of community health services and develop a more integrated service across primary and secondary care and between health and social care.

Scottish GPs have long been …

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