Writing to Ms Robison, Dr McDevitt, Dr Buist and ERS Officials, Professor Wilson outlines his reasoning for the annulment of the Scottish GP ballot.
Professor Phil Wilson feels strongly that GPs were not made aware of the overall impact of the SWAF on the pattern of funding for rural and Deep End practices in the FAQ document, and most GPs did not become aware of the ‘big picture’ impact of SWAF until mid‐December. GPs were presented with a biased set of arguments in the FAQ document and so many will have voted ‘yes’ before they became aware of the negative and divisive aspects of the new contract on the profession as a whole in Scotland. Eighty nine percent of the members of the Rural GP Association of Scotland have already rejected the new contract and 93% consider that SGPC has failed to represent the interests of rural practices. Deep End practices have also rejected the terms of the contract. He therefore requests that the poll be annulled with immediate effect because of lack of due process and fair procedures, and re‐run in the context of a balanced presentation of the cases for and against the contract.
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