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Cheshire – slow to get started

The potential for innovation in Cheshire isn't being realised

The potential for innovation in Cheshire isn't being realised

PBC has been slow to start in Cheshire because of the PCT reorganisation in 2006, according to Dr Julia Huddart, a GP in Wilmslow and chair of the eastern locality steering group of Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT.

‘The constant reorganisation forced on the PCTs has affected any possibility of moving forward. Many people in the PCT who supported GPs involved in PBC left and we had new people to deal with. It led to a stalling of the process for at least a year. It is just getting going again now.'

Dr Huddart feels there are many talented GPs in the area but the potential for innovation hasn't been realised. ‘You can't do this on your own as a GP, you need support. We are working on several projects but everything's in the early stages. No real savings have yet been made from PBC.'

Despite this, Dr Huddart feels there is still enthusiasm for PBC and hopes that GPs who were keen a couple of years ago but had their hopes dashed will come back into the fold.

Cheshire SHA - slow to get started

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