BMA polls GPs on extended hours and private provision

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 21 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:410
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

GPs are being asked by the BMA to comment on government health policy and on new private providers in general practice as part of an ongoing argument over extended hours.

This week the BMA launched a poll of its GP members on the two options put forward by the government to extend opening hours in general practice.

But it has also included several other political questions in the poll, which is thought likely to annoy the government and which indicates that relations are still frosty between the two sides.

Although the BMA is unhappy about either option, it has urged its members to choose the government’s first …

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