GPs should not profit personally from NHS reforms, say doctors’ leaders

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 24 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4633
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    GPs should not gain any personal profit from commissioning budgets under the proposed reforms to the NHS, say doctors’ leaders.

    The BMA’s General Practitioners Committee has published what it says should be the fundamental principles underlying the development of GP commissioning.

    In the committee’s first position statement on GP commissioning since the publication in July of the government white paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, the BMA says that its principles should be used to define policy, inform debate and negotiations, and ensure that good medical practice is guaranteed.

    The government’s reforms of the NHS will see the abolition of England’s primary care trusts and strategic health authorities, as new consortiums of GPs take direct …

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