PERFORMANCE: Seven GP practices in Nottingham City have started offering services to patients outside their practice boundary as part of the Department of Health’s GP Choice Pilot scheme.

The scheme started in Nottingham City on 23 July, and will run until the end of March 2013.

Under the pilot GP practices are able to offer out of area registration and day patient services to people who live outside the area normally covered by the practices.

There will be an independent evaluation of the pilot scheme to assess its success and value.