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BMA advises GPs ‘not to engage’ with NHSE access plan

BMA advises GPs ‘not to engage’ with NHSE access plan

Exclusive The BMA’s GP Committee has advised GPs ‘not to engage’ with NHS England’s access plan, Pulse has learned.

In an email sent to practices today and seen by Pulse, GPC chair Dr Richard Vautrey said that ‘at this time, we would advise GPs and practices not to engage in this punitive and damaging plan’.

GPC England is due to have an ’emergency meeting’ on Thursday to discuss its ‘next actions’, he added.

The BMA ‘will issue a further update and guidance for GPs and practices following that’, Dr Vautrey said.

It comes as the BMA has revealed that more than half of GPs would consider leaving the NHS if the Government does not provide them with the support they need, according to a survey conducted before the NHS England package was announced.

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A separate BMA ‘snap poll’ conducted after the support package was released, found that 93% of GPs said the package is an ‘unacceptable response’ to the crisis.

Dr Vautrey thanked the almost 3,500 GPs in England who responded to the poll within 48 hours.

Announcing the results earlier, he said they showed that ‘the profession has out and out rejected this shambles of a plan from the Government and NHS England’.

One LMC has already advised local practices ‘not to participate in any aspect’ of NHS England’s measures to improve access to general practice.

The GP ‘support’ package and its measures to improve access were met with fierce criticism from GPs and their leaders.



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Doc Getmeout 19 October, 2021 6:14 pm

Great response .

RCGP now needs to do the same.

Sally Dowler 19 October, 2021 7:36 pm

hahaha joking right ?

Patrufini Duffy 20 October, 2021 3:16 pm

Health Secretary Sajid Javid is due to hold a press conference at 17:00 BST; he is expected to discuss booster jabs.

Tell the public about your data sell off and how you’re winging it while you’re reading off your cues and deflecting any question to the scientists. Banker.

Patrufini Duffy 20 October, 2021 5:26 pm

Morocco bans UK flights.
Even foreigners can anticipate and see how ludicrous the UK looks as an outlier. 954 dead in a week, 320,594 cases. Await a UK plan in January for the black-listed NHS. Scientists have banned narcissistic politicians from their headspace, and sphere of control. Like Greta said, they’re all blah blah blah, and full of mates rates deals at the cost of the public services and public health. The vaccine only strategy is childish play, pubs before lives. It is a national sickness service currently, bleeding in the corners. Protect your GMC number, less is more, work smarter not harder as “they” want you to trip up. Health is not a parameter that the UK is aiming for, because health is not profitable to a politician.

Some" Bloke 20 October, 2021 8:07 pm

Not engaging (with this nonsense) as advised by the professional union is the best option in these murky waters

Dave Haddock 21 October, 2021 8:12 am

Shame the BMA has not taken a similar stance with the deluge of nonsense inflicted on GP over the past few decades.

Nicholas Sharvill 21 October, 2021 7:14 pm

Is the failure of the NHSE GP webinar (again) tonight an indication of problems or do we take is an honest technical problem?