WE NEED AN ALLIANCE BETWEEN GP's AND PATIENTS
Published 12th April 2022
The GPs’ trade union, the BMA, is campaigning to 'rebuild general practice’. A new report by Dr Peter Levin, a member of the West Cornwall HealthWatch committee, argues that to succeed, and to keep the NHS as a service for everyone, available when called upon and free at the point of delivery, GPs must gain the support of patients. But the campaigners seem to have little sense of the place of patients within the power structure of primary care. The report argues that GPs must reassess their communications with and obligations towards patients, and suggests that this could open the way to a more constructive role for surgeries’ patient participation groups.
To read the full report please click HERE