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GP uses spirometry to boost quit rate

Health Secretary John Reid has reiterated the Government's pledge to introduce walk-in centres for commuters in major transport hubs.

He told the Labour Party conference centres in London, Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds would open by 2008.

Dr Mayur Lakhani, RCGP chair-elect, said they were 'no substitute' for seeing a GP. 'It does little more than put a plaster on a far larger problem ­ the continuing shortage of GPs.'

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