GPs accept government’s offer on extended hours as lesser of two evils

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 13 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:577
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

A large majority of GPs have voted for the first of two government options on how they will provide extended opening hours in surgeries.

The BMA, however, says that GPs will effectively see their pay cut when they start working under the new system from April, as part of changes to the GP contract being imposed after negotiations broke down between the two sides.

More than nine out of 10 (92%) of the GPs who took part in a BMA opinion poll voted for the first of two government options, …

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