Health minister Lord Warner has urged the NHS to open up family doctor services to new providers in a drive to tackle inequalities, improve access to GPs and offer patients a greater choice of practice.

Speaking to primary care trust executives at the National Association of Primary Care conference he said: 'It is crucial that where existing practices are failing to meet the needs of their population, PCTs should look to commission new services from different providers'.

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Health minister Lord Warner has urged the NHS to open up family doctor services to new providers in a drive to tackle inequalities, improve access to GPs and offer patients a greater choice of practice.

Speaking to primary care trust executives at the National Association of Primary Care conference he said: 'It is crucial that where existing practices are failing to meet the needs of their population, PCTs should look to commission new services from different providers'.

To read the press release click here