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Health minister backs bigger role for optical practices

Health minister Alistair Burt told delegates at 100% Optical that patients shouldn’t see GPs for every medical ailment, and that CCGs need to use the whole range of health professionals – including those in eye care to innovate in health delivery.

The minister said he was determined that the development of primary care was not centred solely around general practice and that all primary care professions are recognised and valued. More...