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Contract changes will cause workforce crisis, claims BMA



The planned changes to the GP contract in England will have a ‘real impact’ on recruitment and retention in general practice, claims the BMA.

Their survey of 8,000 GPs found that 89% said that these proposals made them less enthusiastic about general practice as a career
and 87% said they were less likely to recommend general practice as a career for new doctors.

The official BMA submission to the consultation on the Government’s planned contract imposition from April says: ‘We expect decreasing morale, increasing stress and falling practice funding, to have a real impact on both recruitment and retention in general practice. Our survey results demonstrate this problem.’