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GP locum notional pay cap set at £80 per hour, says GPC


Zishan - this question has been posed and analysed by greater minds than me. An amount that makes you confident you are offering safe care and protecting your own welfare. A partner once bragged to be that he did 90 triage calls one morning. Ask him the same question. Frankly, the GMC should start offering guidance on this too. If you make a mistake, did you follow GMC guidance, NICE and other evidenced based guidance? Try making a medico-legal defence of lack of time to complete a reasonable clinical assessment and plan... it won't wash. I know roughly the workload rate that feels safe for me, no practice has ever complained on the rare occasions I've said I need a break slot or a fixed surgery length rather than an open ended one! Locums are not always there the next day to clear up loose ends or defer referral admin from the day before.

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15 Oct 2016

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