A Pulse survey, revealing that GPs would consider taking collective action if funding is not significantly increased, has been picked up across the national press.
Nearly a third (31%) of GP partners in England would consider taking collective action in the form of shutting routine services for a week if funding is not significantly increased for 2024/25, a Pulse survey has revealed.
The Pulse survey of 362 partners in England reveals that there is an appetite among GPs to follow the leads of consultants and junior doctors in taking some form of action.
The survey revealed:
- 54% of GPs would consider shutting routine services for a day;
- 51% would consider lowering thresholds for referring to secondary care;
- 46% would consider undated resignations;
- 61% would consider diverting all on-the-day/urgent cases to 111 or A&E.
Pulse offers GPs a daily dose of politics and financial news, CPD, cutting-edge investigations, clinical updates, thought provoking debate, and practical business advice, along with updates delivered via regular newsletters and a magazine. Please contact us for more details on our available advertising packages to our community of GPs.