By Ian Quinn
A private firm says it is recruiting a stream of GPs on the back of uncertainty over the white paper and the lack of career progression for salaried GPs.
The Practice, which runs a national network of 24 practices and Darzi centres, has launched what it claims to be the first alternative career structure for GPs.
It is aimed at GPs who have been put off the traditional partnership model but feel limited by the lack of opportunities in salaried work.
National clinical lead of the firm Dr Titus Bradley told Pulse there had been much interest from GPs in the model, which offers a career ladder for GPs who can train to take on a variety of special interests and regional and national leadership posts.
He said: ‘In the last six weeks I’ve appointed 30 new GPs and a lot of people are saying they are wary about partnerships because of the uncertainty of the white paper.’
‘A lot of GPs do not want to take the financial risk of investing in partnerships but at the same time the salaried model very much has a glass ceiling.’
Dr Titus Bradley: ‘A lot of people are saying they are wary about partnerships’ Dr Titus Bradley: ‘A lot of people are saying they are wary about partnerships’ Alternative career structure – The Practice
Alternative career structure – The PracticeThe alternative career structure
To view a diagram of the alternative career structure offered to salaried GPs by The Practice, please click here.