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Sainsbury's plans a rapid expansion of in-store GP surgery programme

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Dr John Etherton, a GP in Rotting Dean near Brighton, said opening a practice in Sainsbury’s meant general practice would become an add-on to shopping. He said: ‘I do not feel that a supermarket of any kind is a suitable place to have a GP surgery. It distorts the public’s perception of the service provided. Distoted for the better? by beaking down the barriers of the current perception of GP's and encouraging more patients to see going to a GP as easy and not intimidating and not something that has to be done as a last resort would be beneficial to all and go some way to improve the health of all. So what if the public see going to the GP as an extention of shopping? the main surgeries will still be around. Change is required and at least this is a starting point.

Posted date

13 Feb 2013

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10:11am

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