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One-third of practice boundary pilot surgeries failed to register a single patient


I am GP in Tower Hamlets and have taken a special interest in this brain-damaged policy for the past 4 years. Two of us have met with Professor Mays, lead author of the Pilot evaluation, and 2 of the other authors, in order to demonstrate to them the problems that a boundary-free model presents in terms of delivering good quality general practice services. They acknowledged that their evaluation did not in fact identify these problems. This was not their fault; it is inherent in the design of the pilot and the evaluation. The evaluation did not evaluate the policy, but the pilot. And the pilot in no way exposed the problems with the policy. See this for more discussion:

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02 Jul 2014

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