GPs raise staff pay as income drops

Practices are gearing up to offer their staff pay rises, even as they expect their own pay to fall, a GP newspaper survey has found.

The survey found that fewer than 6% of practices expect profits to rise, compared with 57% that predict a fall. Also, 69% of partners do not expect any increase in their take-home pay this year.

Despite this, two-thirds of practices plan to offer administrative and other staff a rise of 1% or more. More than 40% plan to offer them more than 1.5% - the rise in total practice funding recommended by the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body.

Salaried GPs will not see rises in line with other staff, however. Nearly a third of practices plan to offer salaried GPs no increase at all, but only 9% plan to give other staff no rise. Just 27% of practices will award salaried GPs a rise of more than 1.5%.

Meanwhile, 72% of PMS practices expect no pay rise this year, after the DoH said they should receive no more than 0.7%.

Also 35% of those practices predicted that, if any rise were available, it would mean an increase in workload.

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jonn.elledge@haymarket.com

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