GP practices abandon boundaries to widen choice for patientsBMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2600 (Published 05 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2600
- Ingrid Torjesen
Patients in areas of London, Manchester and Salford, and Nottingham will be able to register with a GP practice away from where they live for the first time from the end of April as part of a one year pilot scheme.
The Department of Health wants to make it easier for patients to register with a practice of their choice, so participating GP practices will no longer operate traditional practice boundaries. Patients will be able to register with a practice remote from their home or choose to see a GP at such a practice where they are not registered on an ad hoc basis.
The aim is to make it easier for people who cannot easily attend their local surgery during weekdays, such …