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At least have decency to admit it's just rubbish

I read with interest your report 'Contract could be rewritten in five years' (March 17). The fact the GPC would want to renegotiate the contract again so soon is more likely to make me vote No.

All this does is demonstrate the monumental incompetence of our negotiators who have thrown away our excellent negotiation position and have agreed a contract that is so flawed that they instantly feel it needs to be renegotiated within five years! At least they should have the decency to admit openly that it is rubbish and resign.

As for GPC member Dr Rob Barnett's position that no new contract is going to be 100 per cent perfect, well I have seen our predicted global sum payment and it falls £200,000 short of current funding.

Not one other GP I have spoken to has said he would be better off and all but one would be considerably worse off. This contact is not 100 per cent perfect, it is not even 10 per cent perfect!

Common-sense suggests we should all be voting No to extra work and less money. As a professional group we should resign from the NHS in line with the 7,000 consultants who have shown that they are ready to resign. We can then consider contracting back to the NHS under our own terms and charge between £150 and £200 per patient per year.

Dr Minesh Patel

East Grinstead

West Sussex

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