GPs are set to challenge Lord Darzi’s blueprint for the NHS inLondon.

BMA local medical committees inLondonhave called in doctors from the Royal College of GPs and the London Deanery in a bid to commission research that challenges what they say are assumptions in the plan.

GPs are particularly anxious about the impact of 150 polyclinics proposed in London NHS’s Framework for Action, out for public consultation until February 2008.

Dr Tony Stanton, joint chief executive of Londonwide LMCs, warned that the proposals could see patients lose their local GP services.