GPC represents employers too
At last someone has had the courage to say the salaried GP model contract offers 'totally unrealistic' terms and conditions ('GPC plans seniority pay reform to close salaried-partner gap').
I have always felt the GPC totally forgot it represented employers as well as employees when it negotiated this contract.
There is clearly a need for a model contract to protect salaried GPs from unscrupulous employers.
But the current version is financially punitive to employing practices (with regard to how many days a year a salaried GP is expected to be available to see patients), offering them better terms and conditions than the partners.
From Andy Button, practice manager, Reading