LMCs back GPC on salaried GP representation

LMCs rejected a motion which described the GPC as 'not fit for purpose' in representing the interests of salaried GPs.

During one of the London LMCs conference's most divisive debates on Friday, delegates eventually rejected calls for a separate branch of committee to represent sessional or salaried GPs.

Dr Charlotte Jones, of GPC Wales and Morgannwg LMC, said the relationship was ‘like a marriage'.

‘We have our differences, but we should still sleep in the same bed.'

Conference also rejected calls to revisit the BMA's model salaried GP contract.

There was high praise and support for the findings of the GPC Sessional GPs Representation Working Group report on the issue and its recommendations are to be endorsed in full by the GPC.

Motions were passed calling for the GPC to negotiate incentives to encourage more partnerships in general practice, such as a practice allowance.

An idea calling on GPs to never employ another GP for more than five years without offering them a partnership was rejected as impractical.

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