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GPs will consider “mass resignation” if government ignores crisis

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 02 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i646
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

GPs have threatened to consider mass resignations from NHS contracts to make sure that the government delivers a “rescue package” for general practice.

The BMA’s General Practitioners Committee will ask GPs’ views about submitting undated resignations if a bailout plan isn’t proposed within six months.

The move was supported by local medical committee (LMC) representatives after a debate at a special BMA conference in London on 30 January.

GPs could also be balloted on the work they would stop doing—to reduce workload and ensure safe and sustainable care—under a motion approved by the conference.

The General Practitioners Committee would also …

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