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Gp Contracts

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the implementation of the GPs' contract.

GPs have responded positively to the challenges and opportunities of the new contract. Patients are enjoying greater choice, surgeries now offer a wider range of services, and most GPs are hitting ambitious targets for cervical cytology screening and childhood immunisation. Most importantly, patient satisfaction has improved significantly.