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Doctors in Charge

40 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 March 2011

Success of the Government's proposed NHS reforms in England rests on family doctors. GPs will be responsible for commissioning treatment for their patients, and managing the £80 billion NHS budget. But how much do we know about the effectiveness and value for money offered by doctors in General Practice? Gerry Northam reports.

  • Government health reform plans 'unethical' warns BMA

    Government health reform plans 'unethical' warns BMA

    The government health reform plans for England are "disgracefully unethical" and could undermine trust, the British Medical Association tells the BBC.

    Read Andy Denwood's article on the BBC news website


    The Government plans to hand control of the NHS budget in England to family doctors. But are GPs good managers and do they offer value for money?

    Read the transcript


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