Government decision to hand over GP negotiations branded “bizarre”

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 21 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:130
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    A former GP negotiator has raised concerns over the government's proposal to transfer sensitive talks about family doctors' contracts to the NHS Confederation.

    The health secretary, Alan Milburn, announced last week that civil servants would no longer be taking part in talks with members' of the BMA's General Practitioners Committee, as has been the case for many years.

    Instead Mr Milburn will invite a team …

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