Poll: Most Czechs want broader role for GPs

Around three quarters of Czechs would welcome general practitioners being given broader powers, suggests an opinion poll conducted by the INRES agency. The OECD has recommended that the Czech Republic increased the role of GPs, particularly in treating chronic diseases. Some 77.5 percent of almost 1,800 people polled said they would like to see GPs being allowed to prescribe medicines that are currently only available from specialists.