Video: Threat of mass GP resignation shows profession can't go on like this

Practices no longer have the resources or workforce to deliver what is expected of them safely, a top London GP has warned, and the emergency conference vote on potential mass resignation sends a 'real message' to government that this cannot go on.

Speaking after the special LMCs conference in London on 30 January, Tower Hamlets LMC chairwoman Dr Jackie Applebee told GPonline: 'We don't have the resources, the manpower, the workforce to deliver what's asked of us. And we're not safe because we don't have that.

'Passing a motion about signing undated resignations is a real message to the government. We have to have some leverage, we haven't had it so far, and hopefully this will give us some.'

LMCs across England now need go back to their members and ask them whether they are prepared to take action, she said.

'[GPC chairman Dr Chaand Nagpaul] said we have to be united - we do. GPs now have to show they are prepared to take the gauntlet up and go back and deliver this,' Dr Applebee said.

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