BMA council backs GPs' out of hours efforts

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:618

The BMA's council has given the chairman of the General Medical Services Committee overwhelming support over the committee's attempts to solve the issue of work out of hours. Dr Ian Bogle, the committee chairman, told the council last week that the GMSC had received an invitation from the NHS Executive to resume talks. If negotiations are unsuccessful he will ask the council to endorse a package of sanctions.

Any sanctions will be reported first to the GMSC, and no steps will be taken before general practitioners are balloted.

But Dr Bogle said: …

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