It's not that bad for me
Dr Paul Singer, a GP in Luton, believes the Evercare scheme in his area has been more successful than the national evaluation suggests.
The Department of Health cites the Luton pilot as evidence that second-generation schemes can cut admissions – and Dr Singer has started to see the benefits.
He said: 'I haven't seen the research showing it's ineffective. Locally there are indications that it's probably prevented a significant number of admissions for chronic diseases.'
The department said many of the Evercare pilots had not been 'at full capacity' during the national evaluation period.