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BMA annual meeting: GP practices facing closure must retain funding until impact of loss is known, doctors urge

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 26 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4292
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. 1BMJ Careers

Hundreds of GP practices facing imminent closure should be guaranteed a minimum funding level until the impact of their loss has been assessed, the BMA has said.

Delegates at the BMA’s annual representative meeting in Harrogate voted unanimously in favour of a motion supporting the continued provision of the minimum practice income guarantee (MPIG). The guarantee was introduced in 2004 but has begun to be phased out in 2014-15, as one seventh of its former value …

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