New BMA guidance offers advice on salaried GP pay and working rights

The BMA has released a handbook to ensure salaried GPs get fair working conditions.

The first edition of The Salaried GP's Handbook is aimed at informing salaried GPs and their employers of their rights.

The guidance includes advice on working for an APMS employer and salary negotiation with NHS contractors.

The BMA says the handbook is to help employers avoid 'unwittingly' breaking the law, although it comes as salaried GPs voice increasingly concerns they feel exploited by partners.

GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman said the resource would help give salaried GPs a voice. 'It is designed to help GPs avoid any pitfalls that might occur by giving them clear advice in plain English,' he said.

'This will make the contractual process simpler for salaried GPs and their employers, as well as helping practices run smoothly,' he added.

'There is also a section providing guidance on a range of professional issues, including signposting on how salaried GPs can get more involved in the representative structures.'

tom.ireland@haymarket.com

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