http://uk.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUKL1611676520080216 Personally I think polyclinics are a good idea. IMO, the British medical profession is a bit of a joke. Working office hours and whinging about having to open on weekends etc. Now they want to protect their own way of doing things because essentially that is the way it has always been done. I say open the polyclinics, make them open 7 days a week and force GPs, whose education have been heavily subsidized by the state, work in these clinics as part of their professional development. Patients win. The only concern I have is according to the BMA, This should be run by the bleeding state not by some money grubbing private coy who will make an unrealistic tender, then extort more money by threatening to up tools and therefore leave a community without coverage.