GPs in Lincolnshire will stop offering non-essential services they not commissioned to provide unless they are given the cash to do so under a new LMC-led campaign, Pulse can reveal.
Around 100 practices in the area have drafted letters to CCGs notifying them of their intention to stop offering unfunded services, which could see them stop providing treatments such as ear care, ECGs and 24 hour blood pressure monitoring.
It comes as Dr Chaand Nagpaul identified the withdrawal of non-contractual work as a potential legal form of action that practices can take to reduce their workload in an email to practices, as Pulse exclusively revealed.
Lincolnshire LMC’s move represents the first reported example of an LMC going ahead with this organised form of action.
Full story in Pulse 12 September 2016