London trusts overhaul primary care without consultation

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:904
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Primary care trusts have already started implementing radical proposals for overhauling London's health services, despite the fact that these have not been put out to formal consultation, family doctors have claimed.

    The capital's strategic health authority, NHS London, recommended Ara Darzi's proposals to each of the city's 31 primary care trusts (PCTs) in August to give them time to work out the logistics of formal consultation (BMJ 2007;335:61 doi: 10.1136/bmj.39273.467697.DB).

    That process starts this month and runs until February. There will be further consultation on local plans.

    But at a meeting organised last week by the …

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