Northern Ireland’s future Health Minister and the Department of Health have been challenged by the country’s GP leader to "work with us, or work against us" at a conference of GPs in Belfast this weekend.

The plea by the chair of British Medical Association Northern Ireland's general practitioners committee (NIGPC), Dr Tom Black, was made during his speech to the Annual Conference of Local Medical Committees (NI) today [March 4 2017].  

Read the full BMA Press release here

"On behalf of NIGPC I throw down this challenge to the incoming Health Minister and to the Department of Health:  work with us or work against us," said Dr Black.

"Your choice; but be clear – we will protect the GP service for patients in Northern Ireland at all costs even if this means leaving the NHS."