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GP contract 2024/25 - are GPs in England heading for industrial action?

Season 4, Ep. 30

This week the GPonline team discusses the GP contract for England for 2024/25. 


They look at how the contract deal will affect practice finances, as well as some of the other changes it will bring.


They also talk about the human impact of underfunding in general practice, which has seen some unemployed locum GPs being forced to use food banks as well as and practices having to cut back services because of funding constraints.


They also look at what happens next after the BMA launched its referendum on the deal this week and ask whether GPs in England are heading for industrial action and what that might look like.


Our good news story is about plans for same-day access hubs in North West London being shelved.


This episode was presented by GPonline editor Emma Bower, deputy editor Nick Bostcock and senior reporter Kimberley Hackett. It was produced by Czarina Deen.


Useful links

GPs asked to vote on 2024/25 contract as BMA launches yes/no referendum

BMA reveals forms of industrial action GPs could take this year

Unemployed locum GPs relying on food banks, BMA council member warns

Outstanding practice forced to scale back services due to 'spiralling' costs

What is in the GP contract for 2024/25?

ICB backs down on same-day access plan after GP and patient outcry

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