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General practice specialty recognition

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The BMA and RCGP have jointly called upon the four UK health departments, working with the GMC, to bring forward legislative proposals to the UK Parliament to update the Medical Act to recognise general practitioners as specialists, and grant them parity of esteem with senior doctors in other branches of medical practice.

Read the joint BMA RCGP statement



As of January 2017, the General Medical Council (GMC) decided to back our call for GPs to be added to the specialist register, which the GPC chair has welcomed.

Read the press release

During August 2016, we released a joint statement with the RCGP calling for the recognition of GPs as specialists in general practice or family medicine and to be added to the UK specialist register.

Read the statement