Published: 10/01/2001, Volume 112, No. 5787 Page 8

The British Medical Association has written to GPs in Northern Ireland advising them of its concerns about primary care arrangements due to be implemented in April.The BMA says the detail of new structures has not been fully worked out, and that the future of services currently provided by fundholding GPs is not guaranteed. It has also said it has doubts over whether the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is committed to a primary care-centred service.The BMA is due to meet Northern Ireland health minister Bairbre de Brun to discuss the new arrangements.