Watch the live webcast from the conference via the BMA website.
We are delighted that the motion presented by Dr Anne Jeffreys, Chair of the Hull & East Yorkshire LMC was carried by conference in today's morning session and will become GPC policy. The motion proposed:
"That conference believes that general practice is experiencing the biggest workforce crisis since its inception and calls upon the newly elected government to take action to ensure that:
(i) GP funding, recruitment and retention are addressed as its first priority for the NHS
(ii) GPs who are leaving the profession early are supported to stay in practice
(iii) all those wishing to return to the profession are fully supported and encouraged to do so
(iv) the contribution of all GPs to the delivery of NHS services is valued regardless of their contractual status
(v) general practice is supported as an integrated progressive career from medical school right through to retirement."
The Chair of the GPC's speech can be viewed here.