Health secretary tries to calm GP concerns on patient relationship

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has told GPs that his White Paper reforms will not force them to ration care in a way that damages patient relationships. Watch the video coverage below.

He said that while patients would play a significant part in the decision-making about their care, the financial issues would be decided at consortia level.

Mr Lansley was speaking at the RCGP’s annual conference in Harrogate, where college chairman Professor Steve Field had called for an end to the ‘information vacuum’ that characterised the NHS White Paper.

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