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The core work of a GP is defined

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7064.1032a (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1032

General practitioners in Britain are to start refusing to carry out activities that are not considered to be their core work unless there is appropriate remuneration.

Last week the General Medical Services Committee (GMSC) agreed by 55 votes to seven that its document on core services should go out to all family doctors. The committee's chairman, Dr Ian Bogle, said that the document was intended to protect the role of the generalist and was an attempt to stop the uncontrolled transfer of unresourced or underresourced work into general practice.

The document comes only a week after the government's white paper Choice and Opportunity, which will loosen contractual restraints on extending general medical services (19 October, p …

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