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BMA calls for urgent meeting with prime minister to discuss NHS crisis

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 17 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j296
  1. Gareth Iacobucci

The BMA’s chair of council, Mark Porter, has requested an urgent meeting with Theresa May to discuss the crisis in the NHS in England after Downing Street’s controversial decision to point the finger of blame at GPs for the current pressure on hospital emergency departments.1

In a letter to the prime minister Porter accused May of “playing down” the crisis and deliberately trying to scapegoat GPs to distract from the situation in the NHS. He warned that …

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