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


The income guarantee is just one part of this package. And yes for many GPs it does not sound a lot but the evidence we got through the recent Deloitte study of Practice accounts showed that a significant number of partners currently received less. So as a start we want to bring them up, and £70k is after practice expenses (which include MDO costs if the Practice pays this) plus the employers superannuation at +14%. And if you have access to treatment rooms already that’s good but many GPs don’t so we want universal access as this is a growing area of workload as hospitals shift work out. Access to tests is something that needs dealt with locally. Again some GPs have this already. I would encourage you to read the full document and come to the roadshows. Pay is part of the solution but so is workload reduction and the ability to spend most of our time doing what we are trained for what we are calling the expert medical generalist. We need to make general practice more attractive - boosting the GP workforce is key. Today’s proposal is only part 1 in that process

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13 Nov 2017

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