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GPs enter dispute with NHS England over contract imposition

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: (Published 18 April 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q904
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

GPs’ leaders at the BMA have written to NHS England to say they are entering into a dispute with it over changes to their contracts and that industrial action could be on the horizon unless urgent improvements are made to the deal.

Last month GPs in England voted overwhelmingly to reject changes to their national general medical services (GMS) contract for 2024-25, with 99% of more than 19 000 GPs and GP registrars who took part in a BMA referendum rejecting the changes.1 Billed as a “temperature check,” the referendum was not a formal ballot but aimed to gauge GPs’ reaction to the contract.

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