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Backlash from grassroots GPs as survey highlights fears over contract compromise


I think the contract changes are fine. Most of the things in the contract I already do, like taking phone calls from hospitals and ambulances about patients. I think the named clinician makes sense and most people over 75 already see one favorite GP. This just formalizes that. The contract gets rid of the pointless QUIPP meetings, which take up a fair bit of time and scraps some of the terrible DESs (remote care) etc. The red line for me would have been if I had to be awake/ sober/ around between 6.30pm and 8am. That has not changed. The real test will be if seniority does in fact get rolled into the global sum (and not sold as a pay increase). At the early stage of my career - that will work out about neutral for me. It penalizes those towards the end of their career as they have not benefited from the increased global sum in the early part of their career.

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18 Nov 2013

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