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GPs in Ireland reject move towards PMS

A motion calling for PMS to be made available to GPs in Northern Ireland was rejected by LMCs.

Dr George O'Neill, a member of the Eastern LMC, argued for the immediate introduction of PMS. But other GPs warned against the motion, saying PMS had led to a two-tier system in England. They also found it hard to believe 'huge amounts of money' would be put into PMS.

GPC Northern Ireland chair Dr Brian Patterson said the GMS contract was the best way to create a level playing field for GPs in Northern Ireland with the rest of the UK.

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