Abolishing practice boundaries may not be good for GPs. One consequence could be a rush by patients to join a ‘good’ practice while a ‘bad’ practice loses out. The ‘good’ practice will not be able to cope with the increased demand, not least because the premises will be too small with no chance for expansion.
This is a stupid idea in my opinion and that of many others, especially if trying to give citizens good access to primary healthcare.
Come to think of it, why not abolish boundaries for council elections, local education authorities etc. Surely we would like our kids to go to the best school possible even if it means a long commute. Elderly care may be awful in my district, but the next door team is excellent so we should be allowed to use them.
GPs are clearly easy targets for politicians. What do you think? Should GPs be treated differently to other authorities?