LMC opposition to extended hours wanes

LMCs across England are reporting a shift in GP opinion since the GPC issued its resolution apparently backing the DoH's offer.

The GPC said last week that accepting the offer was the least damaging option.

More LMC meetings held since the announcement have resulted in GPs planning to accept the offer.  

Devon LMC chairman Dr Peter Jolliffe said that 38 per cent were planning to reject the offer at a recent meeting of 400 GPs. After seeing a presentation of the GPC resolution, the figure dropped to 14 per cent.

Suffolk LMC's contract meeting was cancelled after the GPC released its latest guidance. Bill Robinson, Suffolk LMC chief executive, said it contained all the information GPs needed.

Polling is to begin Monday and conclude on 29 February. The questions have yet to be revealed.

tom.ireland@haymarket.com

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