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GPC pass motion of no confidence in Capita

Today the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC), passed a motion of no confidence in Capita at a GPC meeting.

This decision was taken after months of concerns highlighted by practices in England about the failures in patient record transfer, delivery of supplies and payment problems since NHS England handed over responsibility to Capita, as well as the very real concerns highlighted yesterday in NHS England's plans to remove patients from practice lists.

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC), said:

“The General Practitioners Committee (GPC) has passed a vote of no confidence in Capita. We believe that the commissioned service they provide for primary care support in England is putting patients at risk and has caused serious disruption for general practice.

“The plans for removing patients from practice lists should be abandoned.  Every person in the UK has a fundamental right to be registered with a local GP practice at all times. We are calling on NHS England to meet with GPC England to discuss these plans before any further action is taken.”

ENDS

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