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We asked our panel of floating voters: Which of the parties has the best policies for primary care and how will this affect your vote?
Which of the parties has the best policies for primary care and how will this affect your vote?
All three are bland reassertions of their positions. Howard has realised the loss of relationship-based general practice, but I doubt he would undo the effects of the new contract. Blair has started believing his own spin.
Dr Peter Davies, Halifax
Blair has thrown cash at the NHS and changed some things for the good, but patient choice is going too far with Choose and Book. Howard I don't trust and I don't really care about Kennedy's dental/eye plans and health MOTs.
Dr Mike Blackmore, Aberdeen
Labour have seriously hacked me off with commissioning and Choose and Book. I like the fact Conservatives would move away from target-driven primary care but don't know enough about the proposals. The LibDems have some good ideas, but not enough detail.
Dr Rachel Sykes, Doncaster
Labour is trying to engage GPs, but with targets and bureaucracy. The LibDems are going for the sensible option of more local control of commissioning. The Conservatives are promising everything to win.
Dr Surendra Misra, Kettering