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


Thanks Robert and Bob. Sorry that should say undated signed letters of resignation. Yes we are all making a lot of noise and finally debating this. It does need to be taken to the public forum because the public need to know what happened when all NHS GP surgeries fold within a year and privatisation takes over. I still plan on queueing for the soapbox in a couple of weeks at the annual LMC conference in York. They'll have to drag me away, kicking and screaming. I get one whole minute to convince the conference that en masse resignation with 3 months notice to abide by NHS Eng rules or OOHs boycott (not in the contract) is needed to grind this machine to a halt and demand a better contract with fair pay and fair working conditions. Next is an emergency ARM BMA motion on the day in June in Harrogate. Don't hold your breath. I predict the agenda committee will attempt to block. Don't tell me why as you guys elected me to speak up for you! Keep bringing on the ideas. I am just doing what I am told by you. I took a long distance call from Brisbane earlier this week and listened as a former NHS GP regaled working life in Oz, at $200,000 a year and $400 a week rental for a 4 BR house, less tax, co payments and 20-30 minute GP appointments, it is very sweet.

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09 May 2014

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