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GPs call for home visits to be removed from contract

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 22 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6663
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

GP leaders in England have called for an end to their contractual responsibility to carry out home visits, following a tense vote at their annual conference in London.

After a passionate and polarised debate, England’s local medical committee (LMC) representatives passed a motion which said that GPs “no longer have the capacity to offer home visits” and called on the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) for England to negotiate changes to their contract to reflect this.

The motion was voted on in three parts, all of which were carried. The first section to “remove the anachronism of home visits from core contract work” narrowly passed, with 54% voting in favour …

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