She said work needed to be done to raise morale among GPs and faith in the direction of government policy in the NHS.
'This year the LMCs conference is attracting a lot of attention from outside GP circles,' she said. 'This is not something we've seen for quite a while and that reflects very much more on the role that GPs are now being asked to play in healthcare.
'There are a lot of concerns among GPs and it will be good to get them out in the open on the first day. I think it's going to be more heated than usual this year and there are big issues under discussion and not as many minor issues in people's minds.
'GPs do want a change of direction and a change in attitude in the way doctors are treated. Politicians are definitely opening their offensive on the medical professions with GPs.'
Another hot topic is the slow implementation of practice-based commissioning, she said.
Dr Wilson added: 'Do we have confidence in the government? Do we have confidence in the GPC? There are voices of discontent in its ability to represent us. Is there a level playing field for consortia of GPs to tender for business against the private sector? These are all questions that will probably be the main themes of the LMCs conference.'
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