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What GPs are saying about the indemnity 'timebomb'

GPs are considering cutting shifts due to the impact of indemnity cost increases. Read the reaction here

Dr Claire Davies - online

Dr Claire Davies - online

‘I am on maternity leave and I wanted to go back for two sessions a week, one of which would be out of hours, and I was quoted something like £7,000 from the indemnity provider – 25% of my salary. I also work as an appraiser and for the CCG, and for those things you don’t need indemnity, so they end up being more cost effective’

Dr Claire Davies, salaried and out-of-hours GP in Hackney, east London

dr nabi rising stars 2016 3x2

dr nabi rising stars 2016 3x2

‘In July, I experienced a 40% hike in indemnity, which leaves me with an hourly rate of just £25.50 before tax’

Dr Shaba Nabi, GP in Bristol

Dr Grant Ingrams

Dr Grant Ingrams

‘Reimbursement would need to be £3 per patient to cover the rise to my indemnity costs this year’

Dr Grant Ingrams, GP in Leicester

Sir Sam Everington 300x300

Sir Sam Everington 300x300

 

‘Indemnity needs to be a shared risk again. Remember when we shared costs equally, based on total national payouts every year – why did we allow that to change?’

Sir Sam Everington, GP in Tower Hamlets, east London

Dr Fay Wilson  C

Dr Fay Wilson C

Dr Fay Wilson C

 

‘Would GPs take on more work if their indemnity costs were covered? It is like asking if the Pope is Catholic’

Dr Fay Wilson, GP in Birmingham and medical director for out-of-hours provider Badger

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09 dr richard vautrey power50 2016

 

’We are in active discussions with all parties about what the impact of the discount rate will be for GPs so we can ensure a sustainable system in the coming months and years ahead’

Dr Richard Vautrey, GPC chair and GP in Leeds

 

Readers' comments (2)

  • er, remind why they think GPs from Australia will come to the UK? Insurance here is 1-2% of annual income.

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  • Anonymous Locum GP

    ‘In July, I experienced a 40% hike in indemnity, which leaves me with an hourly rate of just £25.50 before tax’

    this says it all -

    Bricklayers' wages hit £25 per hour amid skills shortage in the UK

    http://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge/articles/2016/06/bricklayers-wages-rise-amid-skills-shortage-in-the-uk/

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