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It is time for the BMA to ballot GPs on mass resignation


Charging patients risks our alienating our patients, withdrawing en masse from the NHS contract leaves the Government with the headache of how to provide medical care. The only danger is that Virgin is waiting in the wings to set up in competition, especially with the boundary changes. This would take time for them to do so there would be the complete collapse of the hospital system as there would be no one to intercept the outpatient letters, act on them or act as gatekeepers. No Government would survive the chaos. Unfortunately there would be harm to patients. There is harm now due to the fall in care that we can give our patients because we are so under resourced that we cannot see our patients in a timely fashion.

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09 May 2014

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