The build-up to the conference was dominated by an eye-catching motion from Bedfordshire LMC, warning that some GPs feel they can no longer work in the NHS and calling on the GPC to look at how to help these doctors work in a private, alternative model of general practice.
The motion prompted a sharp intervention from the Royal College of GPs ahead of the conference, with its chair warning that privatisation was not the answer to the GP crisis.
- Dr Richard Vautrey: GP funding 'nowhere near enough'
- Read Dr Vautrey's speech in full
- Locum GPs need more support and protection
- Primary care support must be stripped from Capita and returned to public domain
- Cost-cutting CCG limits on GP prescribing must stop
- GPs reject call for 'private, alternative model of general practice'
- GPC to release guidance on safe workload limits for GPs
- GPC not ruling out legal action over primary care support problems
- State-backed indemnity plan must be backed with new money
- LMCs demand judicial review of smartphone GP service
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- Making locum work attractive 'could ease GP crisis
- Privatisation not the answer to GP crisis, warns RCGP'