Government is starting to recognise pressures on general practice, GPs told

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 19 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2869
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

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 …

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