Exclusive: GPs back BMA over extended hours row

Health minister Ben Bradshaw's belief that the BMA's leaders 'don’t really speak for the profession at large' appeared to have been contradicted by the full results of a GP survey.

As we revealed this week, GP's survey of 350 GPs found that 65.1 per cent rejected the DoH's offer of a potential 1.5 per cent income increase for practices to open an extra three hours a week on average.

It also found that 50.8 per cent backed the GPC offer of an extra 20 minutes (15 clinical and 5 administrative) per 1,000 patients per week and the redistribution of 58.5 quality points.

Additionally, 76.6 per cent backed the GPC proposal that the quality point redistribution should include osteoporosis, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease rather than access alone.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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