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Sickness payment contract deal to reduce GP practices' need for locum insurance


Having needed a joint replacement in my 40s sickness absence unfortunately became real for me. I worked on longer than I should with escalating analgesia, but reducing comfort and stamina. The system did not allow much flexibility Partners were supportive but stretched. Recovery took longer than expected with 8 to 6 busy days draining. I'm pleased the issue is moving forward. Locum insurance for us now is even more expensive, and GP partners themselves, even if supportive, cannot cover easily when already working flat out.

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08 Feb 2017

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