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'We will fight for every alternative'

The Government this week begins a public consultation entitled 'Your Health, Your Care, Your Say'.

Its results will inform a primary care White Paper, due early next year. Despite ministers' protestations that no decisions will be made about the White Paper's contents until after the consultation, in reality much is known.

It will aim to widen choice. It will introduce more 'contestability'. It will usher in more private providers. And it will damagingly fragment primary care.

Why is this happening? Because patients, the Government insists, want choice above all else.

With this in mind, Pulse asked GPs to ask their patients whether this was true. What did they want from GPs and what did they value about them?

Almost 10,000 patients answered. And their views are clear and unambiguous.

Our health is best protected by a GP who knows us and our family. Our care is best supplied by a GP practice, not a walk-in centre or privately-run commuter clinic. Our say to this Government is don't meddle with GP services, because they are delivering what we want.

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