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A third of GPs considering quitting over indemnity fee rises


Topdoc 12:15 I'm a salaried GP and pay the lower rate of tax. Don't asume every GP earns the money you obviously do. My indemnity fees are paid out of my post tax salary and this is 22% of my take home pay. I've not had a pay rise since I joined my current practice 2 years ago. In June my Indemnity fees went up again by 12% which represented a 2.2% pay cut out of my monthly salary as of this month. If I did any more sessions I'd immediately move into a higher indemnity band and be a couple of thousand pounds worse off before I'd seen a single patient. I've just received a vexatious complaint from an angry patient who appears fixated on humiliating me. I'm coming to the conclusion I can no longer continue to be a GP. Perhaps you could give me a few words to persuade me why I shouldn't be looking for a different job. Some of us are evidently doing rather well despite the woes of their collegues. I do get the feeling that 'get on your bike...I'm alright Jack' is the defining theme of these lucky few. I invite you to convince me otherwise.

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26 Jun 2017

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