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GPs threaten to quit NHS

24th January 2008

Plans by the government to make GPs work extra hours may force some doctors to quit the NHS.

The option was indicated by the British Medical Association in a talk with doctors, though the BMA has insisted it was not encouraging GPs to quit the NHS, only suggesting it was a possibility. The BMA has agreed to two extra hours a week for every 6,000 patients but the government wants three as it threatens to impose a tougher contract on GPs. The BMA suggested private GPs could charge patients £20-25 a consultation.


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