GP Contractor / Partner Ballot Before Collective Action to Open in June

A message from Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer, GPC England Chair on Thursday 16th May 2024

Today, GPC England has voted to move to Phase One of Saving General Practice, with the announcement of a ballot for GP contractors / partners across England next month, ahead of prospective action commencing on 1 August.

In March, 99.2% of nearly 20,000 GP BMA members voted ‘No’ to reject the 2024/25 GP contract. Almost 75% of the votes cast were from GP contractors / partners – the practice employers and contract-holding BMA GP members

GP contractors / partners have told us they are ready to take action and take it soon. The online ballot will outline a menu of actions which will not breach GP contracts. But GP contractors / partners are the key decision makers: able to take small steps leading to a big impact to “Protect Practices and Protect Our Patients.”

GP contractors / partners will be asked to vote YES to send a message to the Government.

We are committed to fight for the future of General Practice. We will reassure our patients that ‘GPs Are On Your Side’.

The ballot will open on Monday 17 June and close on Monday 29 July ahead of action commencing from Thursday 1 August.

Please login to bma.org.uk to make sure your personal details, job roles, place of work and best contact email are correct. If you experience any issues, please email gpcontract@bma.org.uk for support. Please look out for an email from Civica which will allow you to vote.

Your details MUST be up to date for your vote to count

 

A suite of documents relating to the GP contractual arrangements, which includes guidance, financial information and contract specifications, for 2024/25 have been published by NHS England.

Find out about the current contract changes and read BMA FAQs to learn what this means for you.

You can read the response to the new GP contract from Chair of GPC England, Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer: Responding to the new GP contract for 2024/25 – BMA media centre – BMA

Wessex LMCs Contract Webinar for 2024-25

GP Contract Changes 24-25 (Wessex LMC Slide Summary)

GP Contract 2024-25 (Podcast on everything you need to know)