New scheme where Hackney residents can choose their GP
A new scheme being trialled in Hackney amongst other boroughs where patients can choose their GPs on reputation rather than be allocated based on catchment area. This will also mean that you can also opt to see a doctor close to work if you work in another trial borough and in future this is planned to extend across London. As well as this there will be a GP rating system published on NHS Choices to help patients decide the best place for them. The idea is that all of this drives up standards. More over here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/dec/29/patients-choose-gp-work-trial I’ve been wanting to change my GP for a while but just fall out of the catchment area of the one I would rather be at so am hoping this means I can.