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Letters GPs move towards industrial action

Why I don’t support GPs taking industrial action

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2937 (Published 30 November 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2937
  1. Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care and public health
  1. Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
  1. a.majeed{at}imperial.ac.uk

I don’t support the British Medical Association’s view that NHS general practitioners in England should consider taking industrial action.1 I think this will alienate the public and lose GPs support at a critical time. NHS England is not going to invest adequately in the current independent contractor model of general practice. Why does the BMA not ballot GPs about the NHS salaried option instead, whereby …

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