Industrial action is on Scottish LMCs' agenda

GPs from Scotland are set to take a stand next week against any new unpaid work being foisted on the profession.

At the annual conference of Scottish LMCs, GPs will back the national GPC’s stand against ‘unilateral’ contract changes.

Representatives from Lothian are expected to call for GPs to reconsider strike action following the under-resourcing caused by two years of no pay rises.

Lothian LMC has tabled a motion calling for ‘unresourced additions to the contract in 2007/8’ to ‘herald a return to the pre-contract position of balloting GPs on their willingness to resign from NHS general practice’.

GP representatives will be asked to consider whether ‘the failure to award any pay rise to GPs has done more to damage morale than any of the deficiencies of the old contract’.

Representatives will call for an increase in the global sum and for a requirement on councils to ‘take into account the availability of health provision before approving large building developments’.

Concerns triggered by worker migrations have caused Scottish GPs to table motions calling for new ways for practices to start up.

Scottish GPs will discuss a motion asking for quality framework changes to be published six months before they become due.

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