Last week, the White Paper revealed that the DoH aims to establish a single GP contract ‘over time’.
Deputy chairman of the GPC Dr Richard Vautrey said the GPC will wait and see what the government intends around contractural change before it makes a decision about asking the profession for its view.
He said: ‘We will look at every possibility to ensure that we are representing GPs… to ensure that we have the right feel.
‘I wouldn’t commit to balloting the profession [during the contract negotiations] but neither would I rule it out.’
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