LMCs have two weeks to submit motions for special GP crisis conference

LMCs have just over two weeks to submit motions for debate at a special conference on the GP crisis, after the BMA confirmed the event would take place on 30 January.

The deadline for submitting motions for debate at the conference - the first emergency GP conference for more than a decade - is noon on 18 December.

A letter from the GPC to LMCs says an agenda will be published on 14 January ahead of the conference on Saturday 30 January in central London.

The GPC letter says: 'It is important we use this opportunity to focus attention on what actions are needed to ensure GPs can deliver a safe and sustainable service.' It makes clear that 'no business shall be considered at the special conference other than to decide what actions are needed to ensure GPs can deliver a safe and sustainable service'.

GP crisis solutions

GPC deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey told GPonline: 'There is a real focus on coming up with solutions for general practice. That is the key purpose we want to use the conference for - we want clear solutions for the crisis that is unfolding up and down the country.

'This is yet another way to highlight to the government the real crisis, and their key role in resolving that. We need to put forward a clear case for funding - they know the issues but haven't brought forward real significant solutions

'Until we see the colour of the money and commitment from government and NHS England to preferentially fund GP and community services as opposed to bailing out struggling hospitals with deficits, we won't make progress.'

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