My first thought is that any contract that can be changed by one party without the agreement of the other is not worth the paper it is written on.
My only hope is that this will finally unite GPs and demonstrate to the DoH and its political masters that they need to engage with GPs rather than attack us.
For example, the NHS spine looks very vulnerable. The recent debacles over the loss of confidential information has shaken public confidence, and I for one will only upload a patient's data on to the spine with their written and informed consent. This simple action would cripple the project if we all did the same.
I am sure there are many other areas, such as Choose and Book, where we can make life difficult for the government without damaging patient care.
I hope this time the GPC will not back down.
Dr Andrew Senior, Kingstanding, Birmingham.