Government is starting to recognise pressures on general practice, GPs toldBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2869 (Published 19 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2869
- Anne Gulland
NHS England’s plans to transform general practice were not the “final word” in rescuing the profession, Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the BMA’s general practice committee has said.
In a speech to the annual conference of local medical committees, Nagpaul said that the General Practice Forward View,1 which promised a £2.4bn (€3bn; $3.5bn) cash injection into general practice by 2020-21, represented a “symbolic change in language, headlining pressures in general practice and the need for support and investment.” However, it was not the “final word in rescuing general practice.”
Nagpaul’s speech painted a picture of general practice in crisis, with GPs …