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BMA chair: GPs' arguments for 11% share of funding are 'artificial'

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I see where Mark Porter comes from. TI am not aware of any evidence that 11% of NHS budget to Primare care would make a difference. We need a much higher funding for primary care than at present and 11% of present NHS budget has been a ball park figure by GPC/RCGP. The raison de etre of the 11% would be lost if the total funding shrinks drastically. Also he has to listen to more numerous Hospital doctors -more proportion of which pay BMA fees as robbing Paul to pay Peter doesn`t help. That said this is something he should have discussed with GPC and RCGP in private and saying this in public is in my opinion a great disservice to the GPC and the GP`s who are squeezed from all angles with secondary care work being dumped on us.

Posted date

23 Sep 2014

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4:24pm

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