All GPs are to be balloted by the British Medical Association on whether they would be prepared to resign from the NHS in a year's time. The decision to ballot was taken by the BMA's GP committee, which wants to know if GPs would be prepared to take action if a new GP contract has not been negotiated within the next year. The committee has also issued advice for GPs on cutting out non-contractual administrative work, and considering not registering new patients and limiting patient list sizes. The results of the ballot are due in June. The NHS Confederation said the threat was 'more about headline-grabbing than making headway', and asked the BMA to take a more 'mature approach'.