GPs to take industrial action next month
GPs will be expected to attend surgery on 21 June, but will only provide urgent and emergency care and will postpone all routine procedures.
Dr Hamish Meldrum, chair of council, said the BMA was taking the action 'reluctantly'.
'This clear mandate for action – on a very high turnout – reflects just how let down doctors feel by the Government's unwillingness to find a fairer approach to the latest pension changes and its refusal to acknowledge the major reforms of 2008 that made the NHS scheme sustainable in the long term,' Dr Meldrum said.
"We will also run our own publicity campaign to make sure that members of the public understand what the action will involve and how they can find out what it might mean for them and their families.'
Dr Laurence Buckman, GPC chair, told Pulse at a press briefing that he believed most GPs would take part in the industrial action, despite concerns over increased workloads.
'We cannot guarantee they will be taking action, but they voted for it and I assume that they voted for it because they were going to do it,' he said