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Move to reform GPs' committee fails

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1389a (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1389
  1. LINDA BEECHAM
  1. BMJ

    Motions aimed at reforming the way that general practitioners are represented on the BMA's General Medical Services Committee were defeated last week at an extraordinary general meeting of the association. The meeting endorsed without opposition, however, the motion from the BMA's council that “Council understands that there is concern regarding the constitution of the GMSC and believes that the current review of that constitution should be brought to an early conclusion.”

    Dr David Roberts, a general practitioner in Northamptonshire, had requisitioned the meeting by obtaining the signatures of 100 voting members. The quorum of 100 was reached, however, only because the meeting was held on the same day as a meeting of the GMSC and after Dr Roberts realised that he had not signed the attendance book. Although …

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