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GPs face long wait until retirement as review omits them from age-related 'risk' list

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@11:14 pm Familiarise yourself with a new legal term called 'unilateral variation'. This means that an employing GP practice, HMO or APMS may decide to change the terms of the salaried GP contract by ending the current mutually agreed one and asking you to sign a new contract with new less favourable terms. This is legal! Also doctors did not go to medical school to end up as salaried GPs on £44/h for an APMS while private GPs may charge £70-£130/consultation, private hospital consultants may charge £240/consultation, lawyers may charge £200/h, and barristers may charge £1000/h. And furthermore, there is much higher risk and stress when one salaried GP is also responsible for prescription signing of all the nurse practitioners whilst trying to see pts at 10 minute intervals, 5 minute phone consultations and email consultations on the horizon. Most would opt to be a portfolio locum GP, retire early, transition to private GP land or emigrate.

Posted date

05 Mar 2014

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6:57am

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