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Partnerships could introduce ‘attractive features’ of locum model, says review


Even though we are so-called Independent Contractors in a partnership model, the Contract can be and is changed frequently by one side,the DOH. Such a one sided model leads to open bullying and complete abuse. Take pay per item. Our pay has fallen from £ 27 to £ 10 per consultation. This fall equals to all items we provide. As a locum, in a demand led world, you are almost an Independent Contractor. I have quotes from £700 to £ 400 per day, depending on time of year. Being a locum is actually very difficult in its uncertainty of work, workplace , workforce etc., but it is still preferable to partnership. No matter how much the lolly offered, GP land is controlled by the paymaster and conditions change. When a GP practice folds, the new Contractors get 25 to 50% more. Some GPs get £100 others £250 per patient year. GP partnership is inherently unfair. Until its injustices and its terrible liabilities are sorted, it is best avoided, as is evidenced by the falling numbers.

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05 Jul 2018

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