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GPs offered £2k cash bonus for working out of hours under new LES


Sounds like they aren't allowed to increase the overall rate of pay which kind of says it all. No change in rate of pay for 11 years and yet indemnity rates are currently going up at around 12% a year (and that's for non OOH work - I don't know the figure for OOHs rates because I can't afford to pay them). It might sound lame but I haven't done a single out of hours shift since I became a GP 12 years ago. I've looked into it but I'd be taking a significant pay cut for doing work which is significantly more risky. I don't intend to subsidise a government which is already ripping me off in my day job. The solution is obvious but the government doesn't want to fund out of hours care - they seem to prefer ignoring the problem and/or blaming the ever reducing work force. Paying a 'bonus' can't be anything but a good idea made by desperate people but it isn't a solution, probably isn't enough and I agree would piss me off if I was one of the good folk already doing OOHs. I'm just glad I'm not working in Northern Ireland I really feel for you guys.

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22 Jun 2017

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