BriefingBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7205.3b (Published 31 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:S3b-7205
One of the groups eligible to join the NANP are salaried general practitioners. An article in the Health Service Journal (1999;109:22 July p24-6) makes it plain that this group is here to stay, estimating that there are now around 2000 doctors employed in this way, with the number set to rise as the Welsh Assembly considers proposals for a countrywide salaried option. About half of salaried general practitioners are retainers, the next largest group being salaried assistants. Only 117 are in innovative primary care schemes, many of whom have short term contracts, though pay compares favourably with the intended net remuneration of independent contractors.