New GP contract heralds return of 'proper doctors'
Laura Donnelly and James KirkupThe deal agreed with the British Medical Association (BMA) has been heralded as the biggest shake-up since Labour introduced changes which allowed thousands of doctors to abandon responsibilty for out-of-hours care.
Under the contract four million elderly patients and those with complex conditions will be given a named GP, personally accountable for their care at all times.
Ministers say the change is crucial because the failure to care for older patients has causing a spiralling crisis in NHS emergency care, with millions of patients admitted to hospital because they could not get help in time from their GPs.
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"New GP contract heralds return of 'proper doctors'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 29/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/new-gp-contract-heralds-return-of-proper-doctors-