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GPs to consider industrial action after NHS England imposes contract

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 07 March 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p549
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

NHS England has imposed a contract on GPs that will start in April, prompting GPs’ leaders to renew their promise to discuss the possibility of industrial action.

In a letter sent to GPs on 6 March,1 NHS England outlined changes to the contract for 2023-24 that had not been agreed with the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee England. The deal includes specific new requirements on improving access but has no extra funding attached.

Last month GPC England voted to reject the proposed contract update and said it would “be forced to consider all options, including the potential for …

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