GPs to call for mass resignation at LMCs conference

GPs will vote on whether to collect undated resignations at the UK LMCs conference next month.

This year's meeting looks set to be controversial as GPs vent their fury at 'unprecedented' political threats. Delegates will be asked to march in protest to Downing Street from the London conference on 13 June.

Three LMCs, including North Yorkshire, Bradford and Airedale, and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, will bring motions asking for mass resignation to be considered while others call for 'direct action'.

GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman played down the more controversial motions, saying they would have little support.

'Some GPs will want us to be more hard-hitting than we are,' he said. 'You never know how motions will go down, but I anticipate there will not be much support on the ground for resignations.'

Conference chairman Dr Fay Wilson said it was too early to predict whether the motions for mass resignation would pass.

'We'll have to wait and see,' she said. 'It's not for three weeks and a week is a long time in politics. It's the sort of thing people do when you reach the end of the line. I'm not sure all people feel we are there yet.

'People are quite fired up; I think there will be a lot of passion and life at this conference.'

tom.ireland@haymarket.com

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