Anger at PMS powers
The GPC is demanding PMS practices are only allowed to add markers to the quality framework if they try to negotiate a local variation of it with their primary care trust.
GPC joint-deputy chair Dr Hamish Meldrum said it would 'make a mockery' of the framework if the new powers for PMS GPs' meant they could ditch some markers.
Health minister John Hutton recently announced plans for PMS practices to negotiate a local variation of the quality framework with their PCT, but has not revealed what freedom PMS GPs will have.
Dr Meldrum said: 'If Mr Hutton is going to say some practices can vary it on a whim then that makes a mockery of it. Diabetes in Barnsley is the same in Bridgewater. They have got to show that what is being done is equitable.'
The GPC is to seek a guarantee on how the framework would operate in PMS.