But the survey, in partnership with the Family Doctor Association (FDA), found that 47% of respondents remain unsure if the DoH’s commissioning plans are an opportunity or a threat for the profession.
Many of the 315 GPs surveyed are concerned that the additional workload will not be adequately resourced.
Under a fifth (17%) of respondents are confident that commissioning will lead to a better patient experience in the NHS, with many more (41%) concerned that quality of care will become more varied.
More than half (55%) fear the reforms jeopardise GPs’ autonomy and independent contractor status.
More than two-thirds (67%) of respondents wanted the GPC to hold a ballot to decide whether to embrace or oppose the reforms.
The survey also showed that only a fifth of GPs think the White Paper will improve the NHS.