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News BMA annual representative meeting

Doctors spurn NHS long term plan

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4392 (Published 25 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4392
  1. Richard Hurley
  1. Belfast

Doctors at the BMA’s annual representative meeting have expressed strong doubts about NHS England’s strategy for the next decade, published in January.1

Representatives voted overwhelmingly against a part of a motion proposed by the Wigan division that the meeting, being held in Belfast this week, “welcomes and supports the aims and initiatives of the plan.”

Tom Dolphin, a consultant anaesthetist and member of the BMA Council, proposing the motion, compared the NHS Long Term Plan to a “sketchy unfunded wish list for the NHS.”

He said, “The plan has two major problems: …

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