GPs urge government to create a national self care strategy

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 23 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3533
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

GPs have urged the government to create a national self care strategy and stop “stoking unrealistic patient expectations.”

Delegates at the BMA’s local medical committee (LMC) conference unanimously voted in favour of a motion that said “patient expectations have rocketed.”

It said that “the NHS cannot afford for patients to have what they want when they want” and urged the government “to stop stoking unrealistic patient expectations.”

GPs also demanded “that the government forged a new compact with the public and tells them the truth about rationing” and demanded “a national self care strategy to ensure NHS resources are used appropriately and that the NHS remains affordable”

Proposing the motion, …

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