David Cameron's speech on the future of general practice

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The King's Fund

Event highlights

Conservative party leader David Cameron set out his vision for the future of general practice at The King's Fund on 21 April 2008.

In his third major health speech to The King's Fund since becoming Conservative leader in 2005, Cameron called for bottom-up reform of the NHS and pledged to hand more power and responsibility to NHS professionals, and more choice and freedom to patients.

Setting out the context of the Conservative Party's overall approach to the NHS, Cameron warned that polyclinics should not be imposed on local communities without public support and the backing of local GPs.

He was joined by Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. The King's Fund Chief Executive Niall Dickson also spoke to the audience of health and social care professionals, policy-makers and the media.

David Cameron on general practice

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