IT reforms will add 'extra step' and hours to workload
The GPC has agreed to push ahead with a radical shake-up of its structure in order to improve its ability to negotiate with the Government.
The subcommittee structure will be overhauled with more responsibilities given to GPC members with expertise in specific areas.
Subcommittee chairs and members will also play a more active role in negotiations.
GPC chair Dr Hamish Meldrum said the new structure would come into operation from July, but was not 'set in stone' and would be looked at again.
He said: 'Although there are changes to the names of the subcommittees and some of the old favourites may no longer exist, the issues they covered will have no less importance.'
New subcommittee structure
·Clinical and prescribing
training and workforce
and service development
·Contracts and performance
·Statutes and regulations
·Hospital and specialist services
·Education and professional development
·Primary care development