Delegates carried the motion, which also called for mandatory training requirements for core services or designated services to be set nationally 'in agreement with the GPC'.
Dr James Robertson, a member of Lancashire LMC and who raised the motion, said: ‘Why should small-minded administration staff with scant understanding of general practice dictate our training needs? The time is right to tackle this head-on.'
Dr Beth McCarron-Nash, a GPC negotiator, said PCOs seeking to impose mandatory training on GPs is becoming a ‘real problem'.
‘I think setting national guidelines will stamp out some of this behaviour, which is absolutely unacceptable,' she said.
Delegates also raised concerns over proposals to introduce a purchaser/provider split in general practice specialist training.
A call was also made for longer GP training. Dr James Parsons, deputy chairman of the GP trainees sub-committee, said: ‘Training does not just need to be extended, it needs new content too. General practice will reap the benefits of a united and well-informed workforce.'