Video: BMA denies letting members down over contract talks collapse

Speaking exclusively to GPonline.com, GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman explains why the government's pay offer was a poor deal for the profession and denies that the BMA has let its members down.

Dr Laurence Buckman: DH to blame for contract talks breakdown
Dr Laurence Buckman: DH to blame for contract talks breakdown

The DH threatened this week to impose a GMS uplift understood to be worth 1.5% in return for more work, including an overhaul of the QOF and a seven-year plan to axe MPIG.

Under the offer made to the BMA, the overall size of QOF would fall to around 845 points and upper thresholds would become harder to hit.

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