PCN DES ballot results announced

We held a vote of GPs in England on whether you think the PCN (primary care network) DES (directed enhanced service) should continue and inform the BMA's future negotiations.

Location: England
Published: Thursday 21 January 2021
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At the November 2020 conference of LMCs (local medical committees) in England, a resolution was passed which called for a ballot of the profession to secure a firm mandate for GPC England before agreeing any changes or extension to the contract.

Voting has now closed, and the results are as follows:

'Prior to any further negotiations, extension or changes for 2021/22, do you give GPC England a mandate for the PCN directed enhanced service?'

Yes: 80%
No: 20%

Total valid votes: 4,534

GPC England will now proceed with negotiations on the PCN DES for 2021/22.