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GPC opposes walk-in centre plan

The GPC has dismissed plans to draft more GPs into walk-in centres as part of a £40 million expansion plan.

The Government announced last week that 17 new centres would be set up

in England this financial year.

Emergency care tsar Professor Sir George Alberti said he wanted GPs to take a lead role in walk-in centres. He hopes between 100 and 200 new centres will open in the next five years. But GPC negotiator Dr Peter Holden said: 'Most of us do not agree with walk-in centres. We are desperately short of GPs. Then they dilute the workforce and spread it over other things.'

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