April 2009
GP: General Practitioner;4/17/2009, p9
The author provides information on an inquiry launched by The King's Fund concerning the quality of general practice in England. The panel, comprising of four general practitioners, a senior nurse, and the chairmen of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the National Health Service Alliance, covers key dimensions of medical care. The author hopes that this effort will strengthen the general practice by demonstrating its commitment to quality and improvement.


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