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GP practices to get funding uplift to cover staff pay rise

GP practices to get funding uplift to cover staff pay rise

Practices will get a funding uplift to cover a 6% pay rise for salaried GPs and other staff.

The uplift will be backdated to April and the Government said it expects the funding to be ‘passed on promptly to all general practice staff’.

It added that GP contractors remain tied into the 2019 five-year funding deal.

The Government accepted a pay review body recommendation for a 6% pay rise for NHS staff yesterday although partners are excluded.

The Department of Health and Social Care said that for salaried GPs the award will raise the minimum salary by around £3,900 and the maximum by around £5,900.

The uplift to practices is intended to cover all salaried practice staff not just salaried GPs but will be subject to consultation with the BMA, which the DHSC intends to commence shortly.

It said: ‘Those already in multi-year deals were not in scope of the pay review body’s recommendations this year. The DDRB were not asked to make a pay recommendation for GP partners as they are subject to a five-year investment agreement to 2023/24, which was agreed with NHSE and the BMA in 2019. For Salaried GPs, the 6% award will raise the minimum salary by around £3,900 and the maximum by around £5,900.

‘The GP contract will be uplifted to provide funding for salaried general practice staff. This funding will be backdated to April 2023 and it is our expectation this funding is passed on promptly to all salaried general practice staff. As self-employed contractors to the NHS, it is for GP practices to determine uplifts in pay for their employees.’

NHS consultants, SAS doctors, salaried dentists and salaried GPs will receive uplifts of 6% this year, the Government announced yesterday.

Junior doctors will also receive a 6% uplift, as well as an additional consolidated £1,250 increase – with the Prime Minister calling on the BMA to end ongoing strikes in response as this offer is ‘final’.

However the BMA said the pay offer was ‘another real-terms pay cut’ and warned that strikes would ‘likely’ continue, and that ‘other groups’ of doctors would also consider action.

The Government has said funding for the pay rises will need to come from existing NHS funding with DHSC and NHS England having to ‘reprioritise’.



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Nicholas Burdett 14 July, 2023 9:27 am

Why do they think GP partners are immune from the cost of living crisis . They have bills as well to pay ?

SUBHASH BHATT 14 July, 2023 9:54 am

This is a good news.

Truth Finder 14 July, 2023 2:35 pm

Excellent news. What about the GP partners?

Daryl Mullen 14 July, 2023 3:27 pm

Need to see the detail about how much extra we get. They may well be calculating the 2.1% is enough as staff wages excluding partners are a smaller number

Adam Crowther 14 July, 2023 6:23 pm

Not much they could do other than this as the 2.1% is already taken up 5 x over with total expenditure increases. it would simply be impossible without taking a further substantial wage cut for partners. We all deserve better in general practice. The total pandemic revolution, the increased activity with fewer people and the constant wilful denigration by GBP, media and HMG. Something has to give 😩

Karen Potterton 14 July, 2023 8:53 pm

What about the increased employers pension contributions? It’ll be 6% less that in my practice if we ever see the money in the first place. GP partners shouldn’t be treated like charitable organisations.

Dr No 15 July, 2023 12:27 am

Another attack on GP partners. It must be obv to all by now they want us to go, leaving a service of salaried docs and noctors. My practice is down 10% profits this year. Next year’s contract had better be a big change or I think we’ll be closing.

Lyndon Wagman 15 July, 2023 10:37 am

Tells you all you need to know about GP partnerships
We don’t count and they don’t care
Beware of the unforeseen consequences
If partnerships collapses like a house of cards so does the NHS
And most salaried doctors will be out of a job!

Richard Greenway 17 July, 2023 7:49 am

Now is your opportunity to negotiate the detail of this first “offer” on behalf of GP practices and Partners. Please don’t just accept this as is.

Please remember GP partners have had to /will have to
* uplift staff on or near minimum wage by 9.7%
* Pay huge increases in costs due to inflation
* Pay all on-costs on these 6% uplifts to their staff (employers NI and Superann) – these need covering at lease- around 1/3 extra.
* Consider GP partners themselves unless you want them to be the only Doctor group without any pay rise.
* Consider some retention measures for partners-such as restoring seniority pay, restoring education allowances like old PGEA.

James Weems 17 July, 2023 10:53 pm

It’s clear they just don’t care about partners.

Dr No 18 July, 2023 7:59 am

James, it’s more than that, it’s a calculated move (the latest of many) to push partners out of general practice. We are too much trouble and are not biddable. And they think we are over qualified for the task, not to mention overpaid. Both Labour and the Tories will find out to their cost that we are cheap at the price when they move to a salaried service. It will be OOH all over again. I’m hanging on for the buy-out.

Mr Marvellous 18 July, 2023 10:08 am

Is there any detail about how practices will be reimbursed for this? We all have different staff costs entirely..

David jenkins 18 July, 2023 11:10 am

can’t anyone read ?


David jenkins 18 July, 2023 11:14 am

this is money that is already in the system – and if you take it out of the “food kitty”, to spend it on, say rent, there will be less left in the “food kitty” !!

The Locum 21 July, 2023 3:58 am

As a Locum GP, I only raise my fee iaw the GMS contract as I feel it’s only fair to all.
For what it’s worth I’ve started the process to move overseas as I think UK GP is in terminal decline and don’t see it privatising. I’ve seen too many colleagues / partners take losses or work for what is a trivial rate of pay. I’ll be taking my chances elsewhere in the Commonwealth were GPS are respected and earn better.