A patient survey carried out by rebellious GPs has suggested only five per cent of residents back proposals to replace existing Hounslow and Feltham surgeries with huge, new 'superclinics'.
Results from the survey, which was carried out by Londonwide Local Medical Committees (LMCs) in Hounslow, Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster are in sharp contrast to an earlier study by NHS London.
Their survey last year had suggested the 'polyclinic' models, which would combine numerous GP surgeries under one roof alongside other services such as antenatal care and physiotherapy, had broad support from 51 per cent of respondents.
But concerned doctors are now planning to oppose the changes proposed by Healthcare for London amid claims many patients were unaware of the recent consultation which came out in favour of the new plans.
Cranford doctor Alick Munro, chairman of Hounslow LMC, said their survey had shown 55 per cent of Hounslow patients did not actually know what 'polyclinics' were.
He added: "The response to our patient survey has exceeded expectations and the results tell a very different story to those published by NHS London. We urge NHS London and Primary Care Trusts to listen to, and act upon, patient views.
"Our concern is primarily for our patients. How can the implementation of a polyclinic model be justified when only one in 20 of our patients are in favour of these changes?
"I believe the funding would be much better spent on developing existing surgeries, allowing them to expand their good range of current services and to network naturally, without coercion."
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