General Practitioners: Primary Care Trusts

Health written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Anne McIntosh Anne McIntosh Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from general practitioners on their funding from primary care trusts.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Health Services), Department of Health

The Department and NHS Employers (responsible for negotiating the general practitioner (GP) contract on the Departments behalf) are in regular dialogue with the General Practitioner Committee (GPC) negotiating arm of the British Medical Association (BMA) regarding funding issues to the GP contract.

Most recent representations involved my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State contacting the chairs of both the BMA and GPC personally regarding his ministerial statement of 10 February 2010 on his recommendations to the Review Body on Doctors and Dentists' remuneration award review for 2010.

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