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GPs threaten to leave NHS as stress levels rocket

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1014
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Family doctors in the United Kingdom are considering leaving the NHS because of intolerable working conditions.

    The BMA's General Practitioners Committee voted last week to ballot all its 36 000 members on whether they would resign if a new contract cannot be agreed with the government in the next 12 months. The results are due at the beginning of June, just days before the date expected for the general election, 7 June.

    The mass walk out is a protest against excessive workload and bureaucracy imposed by …

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