LMCs back Darzi resignation call

LMCs called for the immediate resignation of health minister Lord Darzi.

GPs at the Scottish LMCs conference voted unanimously that the DoH was putting patients at risk and belittling the role and expertise of GPs by allowing unqualified doctors to staff Darzi surgeries, a story exclusively revealed by GP last month but later denied by health minister Ben Bradshaw.

Dr John Ip, of Greater Glasgow and Clyde LMC, said that Lord Darzi's plan for 250 polyclinics would destabilise general practice.

Dr Ip told the conference that Lord Darzi should be ashamed of himself.

'Shame on you Ari Darzi for becoming Gordon Brown's puppet. Resign now,' he said.

'Darzi and the government are hell bent on running down general practice and destabilising a general practice system that has a 60-year track record.'

Forth Valley LMC put forward a motion which said that Scottish GPs must not tolerate the imposition of views of a London-based tertiary care specialist.

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