Primary care & general practice

Hurd R (chief executive, NHS North West London) to Peter Latham, chair of the Burnley Medical Practice patient participation group, Willesden. Takeover of AT Medics Ltd. 16 January 2024. download

KONP. Open letter to members of Tower Hamlets Health & Adults Scrutiny Sub-committee 04 June 2021.

KONP. Operose Health takeover of GP surgery contracts: next step judicial review June 2021.

Roderick P. Development of the legal structures in England for GP services. May 2021. download

Pollock AM, Roderick P, Mittler BS. Briefing note: Centene take-over of GP surgeries. 10 April 2021. download

Letter from London councils to the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. 19 March 2021. US health insurance corporation, Centene

Letter to the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. 22 February 2021.
Centene’s take-over of GP services in London: request for an investigation by the Care Quality Commission under section 48 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008

Letter to the chair of North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group. 20 February 2021.
Centene’s take-over of AT Medics Limited

Pollock AM. Portability of budgets and competition for GP practice lists—another back door route to US style ACOs? BMJ Opinion. 17 Apr 2018.

Sutaria S, Roderick P, Pollock AM. Are radical changes to health and social care paving the way for fewer services and new user charges? BMJ 2017;358:j4279. download

Pollock AM, Macfarlane A, Kirkwood G, Majeed A, Greener I, Morelli C. No evidence that patient choice in the NHS saves lives. The Lancet. 2011;378(9809):2057–60. download

Heins E, Pollock AM, Price D. The commercialisation of GP services: a survey of APMS contracts and new GP ownership. British Journal of General Practice 2009;e339–43. download

Pollock AM, Richardson E. Commercial confidentiality: a cloak for policy failure. British Journal of General Practice 2009;59:893–4. download

Arthur M, Pollock AM. The role of first providers: not a substitute for GP out-of-hours care. Centre for International Public Health Policy 2009.

Pollock AM, Arthur M, Richardson E. Submission of evidence to the Scottish Government’s Health and Sport Committee enquiry: Out of hours health care provision in rural areas of Scotland. Centre for International Public Health Policy 2009. download

Pollock AM. Out of hours GP battle we simply must win. Herald. 2008.

Pollock AM, Price D, Viebrock E, Miller E, Watt G. The market in primary care. BMJ 2007 Sep 6;335(7618):475–7. download: BMJ_2007_Pollock_MarketInPrimaryCare

Pollock AM, Price D. Privatising primary care. British Journal of General Practice 2006;565–6. download

Rowland D, Pollock A. Choice and responsiveness for older people in the ‘patient centred’ NHS. BMJ 2004;328:4–5.  download

Talbot-Smith A, Gnani S, Pollock AM, et al. Questioning the claims from Kaiser. British Journal of General Practice 2004;54:415–21. download

Gnani S, Pollock A. The new GMS Contract — a Trojan horse? British Journal of General Practice 2003;53:354–5. download

Pollock AM. A wake up call for primary care. Br J Gen Pract 2002 Nov 1;52(484):883–4. download: BJGP_2002_Pollock_WakeUp

Price D, Pollock A. Extending choice in the NHS. BMJ 2002;325:293–4. download

Godden S, Pollock AM, Player S. Capital investment in primary care -the funding and ownership of primary care premises. Public Money and Management 2001;21:43–50. download

Pollock A. Will primary care trusts lead to US-style health care? BMJ 2001;322:964–7. download

Pollock AM, Player S, Godden S. How private finance is moving primary care into corporate ownership. BMJ 2001;322:960–3. download

Pollock AM. Primary care – from fundholding to health maintenance organisations? NHS Doctor & Commissioning GP 1998. download

Pollock AM, Godden S, Player S. GPs’ surgeries turn a profit. Public Finance 1999;26–8.

Dunnigan M, Pollock AM. The shrinking acute hospital. British Journal of General Practice 1998;1197. download

Pollock AM, Majeed A. Community oriented primary care. BMJ 1995;310:481–2.