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Primary Health Care

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 12 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to reform the management of primary care. (232662)

The management of individual primary care services is the responsibility of the respective general practitioner practices, subject to contracts they hold with primary care trusts.

The “NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care”, published in July this year, set the strategy for primary and community care over the next 10 years. As part of this vision, we are working with the national health service to support them in improving the commissioning of primary care services in order to ensure that high-quality care is a consistent part of everyone’s experience.