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GPs and health authority believe that locality commissioning will improve services

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:681
  1. Raymond F Jankowski, Consultant in public health medicinea,
  2. Ramesh Bhatt, General practitionerb,
  3. Adam Jenkins, General practitionerc
  1. a Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4SA
  2. b 81 Danemead Grove, Northolt, Middlesex UB5 4NY
  3. c 31-33 Mansell Road, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 9BJ

    Editor—We agree with Christine E Hine and Max O Bachmann that the collaboration of general practitioners and health authorities at locality level has enormous potential for improving local services for patients.1 A similar evaluation to the authors' was carried out in Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority, involving the elected lead general practitioners in the 15 localities, members of the general practitioner commissioning executive, and health authority link staff working with general practitioners in localities. The evaluation was based on both responses to questionnaires …

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