GPs to offer air-conditioning and anger management
GPs are to be expected to commission an eclectic range of new services including air-
conditioning for patients with lung disease and anger management for unruly children.
The Government has set aside £8.9m for commissioners to spend on 'creative' solutions to health inequalities.
Health minister Andy Burnham told a press conference this week: 'With practice-based commissioning we want people to question how they are spending resources. The GP more than anybody is really well placed to decide what is people-centred commissioning.'
But Dr Hamish Meldrum, GPC chair, said: 'It beggars
belief that a Government that has lost its way with the NHS wants the service to do this.'