Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce on Thursday a major shake-up of GP care, in an attempt to revive the idea of the "family GP". The key proposals include:
- Patients should have a named individual - usually a GP - responsible for care 24/7
- Red tape hindering GPs will be reduced
- There will be a new Chief Inspector of General Practice to ensure focus on patient care
Jeremy Hunt will say that every patient should have a doctor who is responsible for their care 24/7 when he announces reforms to GP service.
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