In Britain, GPs are Ents. Immensely powerful when mobilised, but usually too aloof to take sides. There are now rumblings coming from GPs. Yes, there are some that support Lansley's plans (the NHS Alliance and the National Association of Primary Care are the main cheerleades), but the bulk of GPs are still keeping out of the fray. Now Pulse is reporting that the GPC is starting to develop a policy towards the White Paper:
"Negotiators are now saying they [GPC] do not support Mr Lansley’s proposal to write commissioning into the GP contract, which they fear would spell an end to the UK-wide contract and substantially weaken their negotiating hand."The GP Ents are stirring, but will it be enough?