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British GPs take charge of health promotion

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 27 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1058

From 1 October it will be up to individual general practices in Britain to decide which health promotion activities are best suited to the needs of their patients in the light of the best evidence, the strategy set out in The Health of the Nation, and local health priorities. The existing banding arrangements, whereby practices are paid for activities defined by the government, will be abolished. The new proposals, agreed between general practitioners' representatives and the Department of Health, …

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