BMA annual meeting: GP practices facing closure must retain funding until impact of loss is known, doctors urgeBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4292 (Published 26 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4292
- Tom Moberly
- 1BMJ Careers
Hundreds of GP practices facing imminent closure should be guaranteed a minimum funding level until the impact of their loss has been assessed, the BMA has said.
Delegates at the BMA’s annual representative meeting in Harrogate voted unanimously in favour of a motion supporting the continued provision of the minimum practice income guarantee (MPIG). The guarantee was introduced in 2004 but has begun to be phased out in 2014-15, as one seventh of its former value …