Hunt wants to be “most pro-GP health secretary in a generation”

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 04 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6026
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1Harrogate

GPs will be freed from some targets so that they can make general practice more “proactive,” England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, promised on 3 October.

Speaking to the annual conference of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Harrogate, Hunt said that the NHS would not be sustainable without a radical transformation of out of hospital care. He said he wanted “GPs to be at the heart of that transformation.”

In the next year general practice will need to start to become more proactive, to integrate sooner with social care, and to share electronic patient records it holds with other services, …

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