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Almost two-thirds of GP practices will see funding boost from new contract

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Sometimes I think changes have just not been thought through properly. I have not seen the full wording so cannot be 100% clear re if there had been any safeguards to 'prevent' this, but to me: Full time means 37 (or 40) hours/ week. not the same as 10 sessions or 8 session. I fully expect GP to reorganise their time so that they are now working reasonable safe hours (40) safe in the knowledge that their income will be protected. As much as people complain, that will be a significant improvement on the hourly rate of some partners currently earning 100k/ 80 hour week as long as GPs have the will do impose 'full time' properly. The problem is that it will make the shortfall of GPs even worse (in the short term). The answer is to change that in to an hourly gross rate (45 GBP/ hour based on 40 hour weeks and 45 weeks/ year) and make sure GPs get that, even if they work 60 or 80 hours/ week. That is still not enough though.

Posted date

13 Nov 2017

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11:20am

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