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Over half of general practices in England would quit primary care networks, indicative ballot shows

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 26 November 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2924
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

More than half of the general practices in England would be willing to withdraw from primary care networks in response to the government’s “rescue package” for the profession, results from the BMA’s indicative ballot earlier this month have suggested.

The BMA undertook the ballot to ask GPs whether they would consider undertaking four types of industrial action after its General Practitioners Committee formally rejected the government and NHS England’s contentious plan to improve access to general practice.12

Between 1 and 14 November the BMA surveyed the 5144 practices in England that have a …

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