Salaried GPs should get 4.5% pay rise, Government says

22nd July 2022 by NASGP

Salaried GPs should get 4.5% pay rise, Government says

Salaried GPs have been recommended a 4.5% pay rise but there is no indication that practices will be given the money to pay for it, Pulse reports.

Meanwhile junior doctors in England, subject to a multi-year pay deal which delivers 2% a year, have been told they will receive nothing extra this year.

BMA sessional GP committee co-chairs Dr Samira Anane and Dr Bethan Roberts said: “GP practice core investment needs an uplift to enable the appropriate remuneration of sessional GPs, which is key to the recruitment and retention of the GP workforce as a whole.”

Drs Anane and Roberts added that the BMA is in the process of expanding its dataset for sessional GPs to be used as evidence in the 2023 DDRB pay round, including conducting a comprehensive survey in the coming months.

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, chair of NASGP, said: “Salaried GPs reading this can be forgiven for feeling that they are between a rock and a hard place. They have been told that they deserve a pay rise – something we all know already – but are also being told that they can’t have it because of the uplift needed for all of general practice.

“Nothing about this gives general practice any stability, and will be taken as yet another reason for more salaried GPs to take matters into their own hands and work as GP locums. It’s almost as if this is the government’s intention.

“We very much support the BMA on all the work they are doing to secure an uplift and, as always, will work with the BMA to share any surveys with our rapidly growing membership.”

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