Here's hoping federations will be fairer
As a salaried doctor, I write with interest and anxiety regarding the proposed new model for general practice.
I hope that as well as 'career opportunities' this is going to bring fairer pay for salaried GPs who at present are being exploited.
I work as hard as the partners in my current practice and earn approximately 50% of what they do.
I have been a full-time salaried GP for nine years and have been looking for a partnership for three years now, but there are simply hardly any available.
I would like to think that this is not a reflection on my personal capability as a doctor, having attained MRCGP, DFSRH and DRCOG and been invited to apply for fellowship of the RCGP.
But the leaders of the BMA and college are mostly GP partners and I am concerned there is not enough salaried GP representation.
Hopefully we are going to see a truly fairer system and not just a rebranding exercise with ongoing exploitation.
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