NHS: Primary Care Surgeries - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 24th November 2021.

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Photo of Lord Kamall Lord Kamall The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 3:07 pm, 24th November 2021

We all understand the importance of the role that GPs play in our NHS. I remind noble Lords that, when the NHS was created, once the state had seized the voluntary hospitals and hospitals from churches, it left GPs independent. It has been left up to them how to run their services. What is important is that we expect all GP services to offer the best-quality care, despite the business model they use.