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Don't think I was bored by OOH vote

You rightly highlight the importance of the vote at the LMCs conference on out-of-hours commissioning.

The prominent picture of a mass of voting doctors was arresting but some readers may wonder why the negotiator (me) sitting centre stage was not voting on such a crucial issue.

I would like to explain that GPC negotiators and members do not vote on any motions at the LMCs conference, as it is the will of the conference that must be voiced, not that of the committee.

Dr Peter Holden, GPC negotiator

Editor's note We should add that the photograph of GPs voting at the LMCs conference was there to highlight our LMCs coverage in general, and did not relate to the specific vote on whether GPs should consider taking on out-of-hours responsibility.

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