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GP leaders rally for Pulse campaign

By Steve Nowottny

More than 100 GP representatives rallied outside the LMCs conference in London in support of Pulse's Save Our Surgeries Campaign, as practices across the country took part in a our Week of Protest.

LMC chairs and GPC negotiators stood shoulder to shoulder with grassroots GPs to show their backing for our campaign to stop the Government enforcing its polyclinic model on general practice and save surgeries from closure.

Elsewhere more than 100 surgeries took part in protests, sporting campaign wristbands and wearing paper masks to illustrate the threat of a faceless future for general practice.

More than 1,000 GPs and thousands of patient have given their backing to our campaign, which launched in March.

We have also won the support of the BMA itself, the RCGP, the Family Doctor Association, the Patients Association and Londonwide LMCs as well as the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

Dr Kailash Chand, a GPC and BMA Council member who helped organise the LMCs conference rally, said: ‘Genuinely people feel threatened, and genuinely people feel patient care will be compromised.

‘I think there is a will to fight – let's build on it.'

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