DoH says no pay rise for GP partners but 1% for salaried GPs

Salaried GPs should receive a pay rise of 1% in 2010/11, the government has said, but GP partners should receive nothing.

In its evidence to the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body (DDRB) the DoH proposed ‘an uplift of 0.5% in gross GMS contract payments to self-employed [GPs], which is intended to produce no increase in net payments’.

The uplift would instead go on increased costs, including ‘up to 1%’ for salaried doctors and staff.

The evidence also reminded the DDRB that its role was not to ‘maintain pay differentials’ or ‘protect the real values of particular salaries over time’.

Instead it is to set pay at ‘the right levels to recruit, retain and motivate sufficient numbers of high quality doctors to deliver’.

Editors' blog: DoH devalues general practice and the Review Body

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