Drs vote to keep GP services free at point of care after Keep Our NHS Public lobbies conference

GPs have voted by a big majority of 224 to 59 with 4 abstentions to keep GP services free at the point of care.

Photo: Dr David Wrigley

Members of the public and Keep Our NHS Public lobbied GPs this morning as they attended the Local Medical Committees (LMC) Conference in York, telling them to vote against a Conference motion to explore the introduction of charges for GP services.

A LibDem Councillor, Dr Helena McKeown, proposed the GP Conference motion to introduce GP service charges.

People in Calderdale have  written to their GPs asking them to vote to keep GP Services free at the point of need, and today senior GPs including the recent Chair of the College of GPs signed a letter opposing proposals for charging for GP services, saying this would damage the nation’s health.

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