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BMA calls for special conference after rejecting GP contract over unrealistic demands

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 17 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m214
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

GP leaders have rejected an updated contract from NHS England and condemned the work that primary care networks (PCNs) are expected to deliver over the next four years.

The details of the proposed package of changes are confidential, but The BMJ understands that it includes minor changes to the five year GP contract agreed last February,1 together with the new conditions for the networks.

NHS England presented the BMA with a revised version of the requirements for general practices to participate in the networks just one day after the consultation on the proposals closed on 15 January. The draft requirements prompted strong criticism from GPs, who said that the …

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