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Locum fees cut due to superannuation changes, says BMA


Problem with the last arguement is the unstable climate we live in. Many of the CCG board GPs are using locums to cover their position when they attend board meeting, management training, conferences etc. It is difficult to predict how long their position is tenable and therefore may not wish to employ a permanent replacement. As the practice income id dwindling and costs rising, many of us are cutting back - again easier to cut locum then to make redundancies. We have stopped employing locums in the last 12 months. Now the partners simply give up their holidays and admin sessions to cover the gap. It's not unusual for me to be working on weekends to catch up on admin work.

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22 Apr 2013

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