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

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@ 2:39 I would make a couple of points. The total cost of a locum paid at £80 p/h is more than the figures you give above. A locum working that 40hr week (like a FT salaried or Partner is likely to) when pension contributions are added (takes it to about £90.30p/h) gives them an annual total of over £162k a year (45 wks/yr). That is more than almost every partner I know earns. Partners will also have all the additional responsibility you mention. Also General Practice is already private practice, it just happens that the majority of practices rely on their single contract from the NHS. If all practices gave up that contract there would be nowhere for the patients to be seen and the market for patients paying individually would be created overnight.

Posted date

17 Oct 2016

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11:36am

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