More than half the people interviewed in a British Medical Association survey on patient choice in the health service said it was not offered by the NHS. Four-firths of the 1,000 people interviewed had had some contact with the NHS over the past year, with seven out of 10 in contact with general practice.

More than half the people interviewed in a British Medical Association survey on patient choice in the health service said it was not offered by the NHS. Four-firths of the 1,000 people interviewed had had some contact with the NHS over the past year, with seven out of 10 in contact with general practice.