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BMA annual meeting: General practice is imploding, BMA warns

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4298 (Published 26 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4298
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

General practice is “imploding” and practices are in danger of closure, the BMA has warned.

Speaking at the association’s annual representative meeting, Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee, warned that general practice was in a “parlous” state. “NHS general practice has been systematically devalued, attacked, and defunded, leaving it in a parlous state, with the quadruple whammy of a crisis in workload, workforce, premises, and morale,” …

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