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University practices get Q&O lifeline

The Government will move to 'significantly' cut the number of primary care organisations after the next election, GP leaders believe.

GPC chair Dr Hamish

Meldrum said ministers had realised many PCO managers had 'little or no knowledge of health care'.

He said mergers could be good for GPs because there had been such 'variable performance' between PCOs.

'My own feeling is that there is probably more to be gained by some rationalisation,' he added.

But Dr Meldrum said GPs would not want PCO numbers cut back to the level of health authorities.

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