This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

Gold, incentives and meh

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


'Uber-style' private GP appointment service primed for national rollout


Sanjeev, the work is classed in a similar vein to OOH in that we are not furnished with the notes. There are differences in all the defence unions in how they indemnify partners and salaried GPs. I am with the MPS and I am covered for a session of OOH as a partner. There is no change to anyone's indemnity for creating availability and if I were to see 4 extra patients a week as I do currently there is unlikely to be any change to my insurance. Once you start to see a significant volume of patients the insurance will change, but if I very crudely say indemnity costs as a principal are approx £1-1.5k/session (4 hrs20mins) would equate to maybe 800-1000 patients a year. The practice income generated for that extra "private" session clearly makes the increase in indemnity fees almost academic. In our GP FAQs we state that each doctor must ask their provider how the insurance changes according to the number of patients they see because unfortunately there is no uniform answer.

Posted date

19 Sep 2016

Posted time