GPs have sparked outrage by voting to end home visits to bedbound patients.
The medics — on an average salary of £113,000 a year — claim they are too busy to see people outside of their surgery.
They will demand the NHS removes these duties from their contracts after backing the move in a ballot yesterday.
Campaigners warn the decision will mean dying and elderly patients suffering alone.
Joyce Robins, from Patient Concern, said: “Stopping home visits will be a disaster for them.”
Dr Sarah Matthews, of Coventry, who opposed the motion at the Local Medical Committees conference in London, said: “This is a very bad idea.
“It will sell the heart and soul of our profession away.”
But Dr Andrew Parkin, from Kent, who proposed the motion, said: “We do not have the capacity, we do not have the staff and we do not have the time.”
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The motion was passed by 54 per cent to 46.
A separate vote calling for alternative plans for housebound patients also passed.
The GP Committee of the British Medical Association is now expected to negotiate with NHS England.