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Partnership is the aim

From Dr Clarissa Fabre

Medical Women's Federation

In response to the plea of your correspondent 'Will no one look after salaried doctors?' (Letters, 16 February), the Medical Women's Federation has been campaigning on behalf of this group of doctors for the last two years.

We have highlighted the discrepancy in pay, especially since the introduction of the new contract. Even accepting that non-principals have less responsibility, the pay gap is unacceptable.

We have always said there is a place for salaried doctors.

However, a profit-sharing partnership, which gives one control, as well as a better income for virtually the same work, should be the ultimate aim.

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