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Independents' Day

I'd gladly settle for £65k

Your headline read 'Salaried GPs' pay rates set at £65,000 a year' (May 12). When will I get that? As an exhausted GP working 60-plus hours a week I still do not get close to that, despite PMS and so on.

Stuff the new contract. What is Plan B?

The new arrangement gives a pitiful pay rise. Pensions have not been addressed. Dr Simon Fradd, the GPC joint-deputy chair, puts his foot in his mouth every time he opens it.

Workload must rise to achieve the quality targets proposed ­ the exact opposite of the original parameters for negotiating a new contract. What price retirement?

Dr Stephen Fox



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