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GP angry over missed motion

By Georgie Hobbs

A dispute has broken out between the BMA and a GP who is furious that his motion to the annual conference went missing.

Dr Alan Keith's motion to the annual representative meeting in June to ‘censure the GPC for failing to remove the square root formula from the QOF calculation' was not tabled.

He claims it had ‘mysteriously disappeared' from the agenda, despite assurances it would either be debated at the ARM or at the earlier LMCs conference in London.

But both events came and went without the motion and Dr Keith was left fuming, especially as other motions from the Rotherham branch of the BMA, including what he calls ‘silly and sarcastic motions about hospital doctors having to take their clothes off before they go into wards', were placed on the agenda.

Dr Keith said: ‘Repeated requests to BMA House have produced an assurance that the matter would be investigated but have been followed by silence.'

A BMA spokesperson said Dr Keith's motion was the victim of an IT mistake, adding that its disappearance was not deliberate.

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