LMCs demand Darzi resignation and wave of anti-Government action
By Ian Quinn
Hostilities between GP leaders and the Government have escalated even further after the GPC revealed a headline motion at the upcoming LMCs conference would call for the head of health minister Lord Darzi.
The GPC said GP representatives at next month's LMCs conference in London will vote on a motion calling for ‘unprecentented' action against the Government.
The motion calls for a vote of 'no confidence in Lord Darzi as health minister, his review of general practice and his ability to carry out a review of the NHS that is independent of political control and free of a predetermined outcome.'
Another reads 'conference believes political threats to general practice are unprecedented; time has come to respond with equally unprecedented action calls upon GPC to make tackling this destructive ambition a key priority.'
The conference on June 12-13 looks set to be fiery even by recent standards.
The recent Scottish LMCs conference has already called for Lord Darzi's resignation and his proposals look set to dominate the London meeting.
The news comes in the wake of an extraordinary attack on the BMA by national primary care tsar Dr David Colin Thome on the BMA.
Speaking at the Primary Care 2008 conference, in front of an audience of GPs, Dr David Colin-Thome said he despaired over the rhetoric being used by the BMA and that it was damaging the profession.Bring us the head of Lord Darzi: LMCs set for no confidence vote on health minister Lord Darzi