Later dates in July and October have also been pushed back, and Suffolk LMC now wants to make the contract changes by 31 March 2008.
Dr Simon Rudland, a GP at StowHealth in Suffolk, said: ‘We have spoken together as a united voice against the new PMS con-tracts, allowing individuals to preserve their relationships with the PCT.’ Dr Rudland added that he was ‘delighted’ that the PCT had listened to negotiators and concerns nationally.
Dr Richard Vautrey, a GPC negotiator, warned that PMS contracts across England could be re-worked in the same way.
‘We know that a lot of PCTs are being strongly encouraged to change PMS contracts.’
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