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Angry GPs say enough is enough over unpaid work

High time GPs' unpaid work was reined in

When the GPC wanted you to vote for the new GMS contract, it dangled an especially juicy carrot in front of you ­ the chance to take control of your working lives and to turn down unpaid work. A year on from the launch of the contract and many GPs feel as far from that ideal as ever.

In Pulse's Agenda 2005 survey, three-quarters of you demanded more support to say No to unpaid work and 71 per cent expressed concerns over workload.

On enhanced services you told us you were sick of the snail's pace progress and tired of trial by postcode. You reiterated your demands for a definitive list of essential services, to strengthen your hand in negotiations with PCTs and protect you from workload dumping by hospitals.

Pulse is taking up your campaign. It is time the Government, and PCTs, began valuing GPs' time. And it is time the GPC started protecting it.

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