Anger over LMC polyclinic bids
By Steve Nowottny
A spot poll of 100 GPs shows that controversial moves by LMC leaders to bid for the Government's new polyclinics have divided the profession.
Pulse revealed last week that LMCs are heavily involved in the tendering process, with about a fifth putting together their own bids.
But the survey reveals deep unease over the move, which comes just a year after BMA delegates voted to ‘actively oppose' the spread of APMS.
More than 60% of respondents said LMC leaders should not be involved in the bids.
Dr Krishna Chaturvedi, a GP in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex, said: ‘Maybe there is a conflict of interest if they are applying to bid for Darzi centres.'
‘It should not happen. Everything should be open and transparent in the true sense rather than lip service.'Darzi centres: some GPs have done a double take at finding LMC leaders on the list of bidders Darzi centres: some GPs have done a double take at finding LMC leaders on the list of bidders