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Dynamisation threat eases

The Government is unlikely to push through attempts to reduce the amount that GP pensions are uprated by, according to the BMA.

Dr Hamish Meldrum, GPC chair, said he believed the Department of Health now realises that reducing the dynamising factor was unlikely to be a winnable fight.

Government looked at reducing dynamisation to cut higher than anticipated spending on general practice but the BMA warned that the factor is based on GPs' pay rise, negotiated in the nGMS contract, and changing it may be 'legally dubious'.

Dr Meldrum said: 'There are some signs from my spies in the department that they may be realising this is not the best issue to have a fight on.'

The BMA recently wrote to the department to push it to release the 2003/4 dynamising factor.

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