Filed Under (BMA, Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP Commissioning, GPs) by Paul on 22-12-2011
A. When they might chose to do something with which the BMA disagrees.
Over the years the BMA, like any effective trade union, has always stood up for its memberâ€™s right to make their own choices. All trades unions do this and the BMA is assisted in this role by the professional autonomy training that all doctors receive.
Whilst this is true of all doctors, it is even truer for GPs because GPs have also traditionally run their own businesses. Therefore, as small business people, it has been up to them where they get their accountancy or legal advice from. Similarly it has been up to GPs to decide whom they might employ as receptionists or nurses. Read the rest of this entry »