Scheme has been a disaster

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7041.1304b (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1304
  1. Judy A Gilley
  1. Joint deputy chairperson, General Medical Services Committee Cornwall House Surgery, London N3 1LD

    EDITOR,—Stephen Gillam and colleagues' editorial on the recording of health promotion activity arrives at a broadly correct conclusion by a route that ignores the present political context of the discredited banding scheme in general practice.1 General practitioners began to see the need to offer health promotion to their patients during the 1980s, and some exciting developments followed, in the best tradition of general practice. Unfortunately, 1990 saw the introduction of the “10 patients …

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