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Dates for your diary in 2012

Key events and deadlines for general practice in 2012

January

• BMA surveys members on the Government's final pensions offer. BMA Council will consider the results of the poll on 18 January, with a rejection of the offer set to trigger a ballot on industrial action.

 

February

• The health bill to move to report stage in the House of Lords, offering peers a final chance to amend the reforms.

• The GPC holds a centenary meeting to celebrate both its 100th anniversary and 100 years of LMCs.

 

April

• Controversial practice boundary pilots launched in Manchester, London and Nottingham.

• Commissioners to open up at least three services to any qualified provider.

• CQC registers GP out-of-hours services.

 

May

• Annual LMCs conference takes place in Liverpool.

 

June

• BMA's 2012 annual representative meeting takes place in Bournemouth. Ongoing concerns over the health bill and the shift to GP commissioning are likely to dominate

 

September

• GPC negotiators expected to launch talks with NHS Employers on 2013/14 GP contract.

• GMC to publish its second report on the state of medical education and practice.

 

October

• RCGP hosts 2012 annual conference in Glasgow, with a theme of global general practice.

 

December

• Revalidation to begin. GMC has confirmed the process will go ahead even if issues of remediation are not resolved.

• CQC registration process for GP practices opens, ahead of April 2013 deadline for registration.

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