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Negotiators hit the road to explain the proposed GP contract

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:519
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    A series of roadshows around the United Kingdom has begun this week to explain to GPs how the proposed GP contract will work. It will be followed by a ballot, which is due to be concluded by 11 April.

    Two weeks ago GP leaders unveiled the headline figures, which include a potential 50% pay hike for family doctors (BMJ 2003;326:465). The 99 page document sent out subsequently gives fuller details. If accepted, the contract will run from April this year.

    The contract puts the flesh on the bones of the quality indicators that GPs will have to achieve if they want to win extra money. There are 147 …

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