GPs may be balloted over NHS reforms

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 30 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1625
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    GPs in England may be balloted on some of the sticking points that remain unresolved between the profession and the health department over the introduction of primary care groups (PCGs). PCGs were proposed in the government's white paper for England, The New NHS.

    The General Medical Services Committee decided last week to continue talks with departmental officials, including a meeting with the health minister, Alan Milburn, scheduled for 11 June. GP negotiators will report back to a special GMSC meeting on 18 June. The committee gave its leaders the freedom to ballot GPs at any time. The …

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