The BMA petition urges the Government to continue to support our existing NHS GP surgeries and to improve services to patients by further investment in GP surgeries. It also calls for a halt to plans to promote the use of commercial companies in general practice - an issue I've covered before in this blog. The plans are UK wide and could allow health authorities to put general practice services out to tender resulting in them being taken over by transnational corporations like Virgin and United Health as is already rapidly happening in several parts oEngland. Sign the BMA petition online at http://www.supportyoursurgery.org.uk/ by Friday 6 June.
Photo: Brian Haw joins Green party demo in health last year