Dr Parvin Bhatia, a GP principal
and senior partner at the surgery, said: "We're not a large practice and I think that's one of the things that allows us to be successful.
Dr Mehreen Ali, a GP principal
in Brierley Hill, said: "I would support my juniors in striking as a last resort.
DR DEREK THOMSON - QUALITY AND GOVERNANCE BUSINESS LEAD: Dr Thomson has been GP principal
for Haltwhistle Medical Group for the past 22 years.
Dr Fuge graduated from the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff in 1969 before becoming a GP principal
and partner in a general practice in the capital between 1978 and 1990.
The latest set of curbs stipulate that, among other things, he must confine his medical practice to working as an NHS GP under the supervision of a named GP principal
"A GP can become a principal at, say, the age of 27 and stay as a GP principal
until they are 60 - there's no change.
Malcolm Lewis, is a GP principal
in Swansea and a member of the General Medical Council
"There are many more changes that involved the closure of branch surgeries, and reduction of practice boundaries as practices struggle to cope with the retirement of GP principals
"For two years in succession GP principals
have seen their pay cut as there has been a 0% increase in resources for general practice while running costs have risen."
Byline: Dr A Smithers, Dr J Horn, Dr E Mwale, Dr R Girvan, Dr A Kotharee, GP Principals
, Park-Leys Practice, Keresley.
The incredible intensity of modern general practice is relentless - GP principals
cannot be expected to work at such a frantic pace.
Dr Laurence Buckman, chairman of the BMA GPs committee, claimed a UK-wide GP survey had shown 75 per cent of GP principals
expected income to go down this financial year.