‘The current position won't stay, that's certain,' said Jon Ford, the head of the BMA's health policy unit. ‘NHS Employers and us are of one mind.'
But any solution is likely to depend on the scale of the increase in the overall budget for GPs.
There will be no uplift if GPs reject the 1.5 per cent increase offered by the DoH.
Dr Laurence Buckman, chairman of the GPC, said that a change to the prevalence formula was ‘actively being negotiated', but that the BMA was wary of unintended consequences.
‘There is an inherent and unwitting unfairness in the way the formula has worked,' he said.
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