LMCs conference: Partners urged to prevent salaried GPs becoming cannon fodder
By Gareth Iacobucci
GP partners have been urged to support salaried GPs, or risk consigning their colleagues as ‘cannon fodder' for the private sector.
LMCs carried a motion which noted the tensions between salaried GPs and principals, with one GP citing Pulse's survey earlier this year as an example of the growing chasm in the workforce.
The motion called for equal pay and conditions for salaried GPs and also for the GPC to do all they can to help salaried colleagues become partners.
Dr Stuart Drage, GPC negotiator, warned partners that they ‘owed it to the future of the profession' to help their colleagues.
He said: ‘The contract may be flawed and expensive, but we owe it to the future of the profession to create partnerships. They (Salaried GPs) could become cannon fodder for APMS.'