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GPs get better maternity leave benefits

GPs will get improved maternity and adoptive leave after the entitlement to locum reimbursement went up from 18 to 26 weeks at the start of this month.

For adoptive parents, the entitlement applies to school-age children as well as those adopted at pre-school age. Formerly, if the child was of school age when adopted the locum reimbursement only ran for three months. The allowance was 18 weeks if the adopted child was below school age.

GPC chair Dr John Chisholm said: 'This is a much needed improvement to the statement of fees and allow-ances, and reflects the benefits available to new parents in the general workforce.

'The GPC will continue to press for family-friendly measures that improve GPs' working lives and demonstrate in a practical way how the NHS values its GPs.'

The maximum weekly locum reimbursement is now £890. Any GP who was on maternity or adoptive leave on April 6 will be entitled to extended leave.

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