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Two thirds of the country now benefit from more personalised care

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has announced the latest GP groups ready to take the lead in the government's plans to modernise the NHS.

GPs covering two thirds of the country have already come forward to sign up for the new role, two years early. 

There are now 177 groups of GP practices who will play an increasing role in commissioning healthcare. This means 35 million people around the country will now start to benefit from the major shift of power to trusted local GPs, enabling them to deliver the best possible care for their communities.

The selected pathfinders represent GPs who have demonstrated readiness to start taking on commissioning responsibilities, and start putting in place health services that achieve better health outcomes for their patients. More …