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GP MORALE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2305A1: tabled on 21 July 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Dawn Primarolo on 12 July 1993. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'recognises the essential contribution made by GPs and their teams to health care and to improving the health of the nation reflected, for example, in their achievement of immunising over 90 per cent. of children against the major diseases, beating the World Health Organisation's target; welcomes the fact that, since 1979, expenditure on family doctor services has risen by 137 per cent. in real terms, that the average family doctor's actual income has increased by 44 per cent. ahead of inflation and that the average list size has fallen by nearly one fifth; notes the concerns of general practitioners about morale and related issues; and calls upon the Government to press forward with its policy initiatives such as the review of complaints procedures, the 'Help Us to Help You' campaign, developing the role of co-operatives and the working group inquiring into violence against GPs in order to address the concerns of a profession which, as the Secretary of State for Health has said, is and will remain the cornerstone of the NHS.'.

Original motion text

That this House was shocked to see the survey results published by Doctor Magazine on the very low morale amongst general practitioners; believes that overwork and high levels of stress are seriously undermining the quality of service that general practioners can provide to their patients; and calls on the Government to immediately investigate the causes of low morale and stress with a view to agreeing a strategy with general practitioners based on the Doctor's Charter points in order to improve and protect patient services and doctors' good health.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.