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Response to Welsh Government statement suspending non-urgent work and relaxation of GP contract

Dr David Bailey, chair BMA’s Welsh Council, said: 

“We fully support the suspension of non-urgent surgical appointments and outpatient appointments during this time to ensure urgent appointments are prioritised. 

“Steps taken, including the relaxation of targets and monitoring arrangements across the health and care system, and the relaxation of contract and monitoring arrangements for primary care practitioners, will mean all efforts are concentrated on caring for the most vulnerable in our communities. 

“We have been fully engaged with Welsh Government during these discussions, with the focus being to ensure the NHS in Wales is as prepared as it can be to provide care to those who really need it during this pandemic.”

For further information please contact:

BMA Cymru Wales, Fifth floor, 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4DQ
Telephone: 029 2047 4626
Mobile: 07500 765994
Email: Carla Murphy ([email protected])