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NHS reforms will allow patients to choose their GP

Published on 31/10/2011

The new NHS Commissioning Board, due to start work next week, will allow patients to compare practises and ‘shop around’ for a GP. Patients with private medical insurance will also benefit from this change, being able to handpick their healthcare through every stage of treatment.

The board is at the heart of the government’s controversial NHS reform, and will take on the day-to-day running of the NHS. With responsibility for £80bn of NHS care, the board will oversee the new clinical commissioning groups led by GPs.

Sir David Nicholson, chief executive of the board, said: "We'll publish information about general practice, so you can compare what your GP provides compared with others in the area and nationally.

"We think this will be a very powerful mechanism for patients to make choices about which GPs they use.

"If you've got a long-term condition, you might want to think in future about different GPs and whether they're providing a full range of service for that condition."

Patients with health insurance are already able to choose the hospital they want to be treated in, and the specialist they want to treat them. This new change will allow them to have control of every part of their healthcare. Compare health insurance policies now to benefit from private medical insurance.

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