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GPs are pressured over QOF

October 1995

GPs have delivered a massive vote of no confidence in the new out-of-hours deal, with 79 per cent rejecting it. 7 Oct

Initial findings from a new survey of GP recruitment by the Medical Practices Committee confirm there has been no improvement in the fall-off of applicants for new and replacement partnership vacancies in general practice in the last year. 14 Oct

The GMSC plans to keep the sanctions threat alive during negotiations on the GP contract, but refused to reveal its strategy on industrial action. 21 Oct

From the Pulse Archive

The BMA is to hold talks with health ministers and the Committee on Safety of Medicines to find a better way of warning GPs about drug alerts. GPs were deluged with calls from anxious patients following press coverage of a Pill warning but many had not received a letter the CSM said was sent out. 28 October

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