So provided what happens in London is good news for strategic health authorities and ministers - fine. And we naively thought the goal was a patient centred service, writes Roger Goss

Patient Concern has yet to hear from any patient who wants a polyclinic. For once, we agree with the British Medical Association. Polyclinics are being forced on us for all the wrong reasons.

If polyclinics result in GP surgery closures, then patients, particularly the elderly and those with long term medical conditions, will suffer serious inconvenience and deterioration in the quality of their care.

Roger M Goss, co-director, Patient Concern