Supersize Surgeries

Penny Marshall asks if new super-sized polyclinics will mean the end of the family GP at the core of the NHS.

She hears from a GP in Hereford who is worried that a new polyclinic will destroy his own highly-regarded practice and doctors in London who cannot wait for their own on-site x-rays and blood tests, saving time for both them and their patients.

Health minister Ben Bradshaw explains the aims behind the overhaul of primary care, pioneered by renowned surgeon Lord Darzi - who has now become a target of criticism by politicians and doctors alike.

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Penny Marshall asks if new super-sized polyclinics will mean the end of the family GP at the core of the NHS.

She hears from a GP in Hereford who is worried that a new polyclinic will destroy his own highly-regarded practice and doctors in London who cannot wait for their own on-site x-rays and blood tests, saving time for both them and their patients.

Health minister Ben Bradshaw explains the aims behind the overhaul of primary care, pioneered by renowned surgeon Lord Darzi - who has now become a target of criticism by politicians and doctors alike.