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'No GP will need default contract'

GP negotiators are predicting 'not a single practice in the land' will have to use a 'default contract' drawn up in case primary care organisations fail to implement the GMS deal.

Negotiators insisted there was enough time before April for practices and PCOs to reach agreement on services. The default contract would stop practices being forced to take on new work if no money was available, but would prevent them taking up the advantages of the full contract.

GPC joint deputy chair Dr Hamish Meldrum said the default contract was a last resort.

'necessity'. for use in a last resort because there was no possibility of carrying on the Red Book.

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