Results of BMA Ballot on List Closures

The BMA has announced the results of the ballot of practices’ willingness to close practice lists.
With a turnout of 23.9% (similar to previous surveys of the profession), the results show that a small majority of those responding would consider temporarily suspending new patient registration, but only a minority would be in favour of applying for a formal list closure.
The BMA will not, at this stage, be making a decision about moving to a formal industrial action ballot of the profession, but using the results to support negotiations and to call on the government to deal with the current crisis with far greater urgency.
The LMC England Conference in November, followed by the GPC England meeting the following week, provides a timeframe for negotiating with Government to address issues including the indemnity crisis, workload levels and premises issues.