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Trust wants help in formulating system to recognise performance of salaried GPs

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7209.574 (Published 28 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:574
  1. Sally Irvine, chair ([email protected]),
  2. Lionel Joyce, chief executive,
  3. Mike Barnes, director of clinical governance
  1. Newcastle City Health NHS Trust, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE

    EDITOR—General practitioners (academic and non-academic) are still excluded from the merit award arrangements for consultants. We are therefore asking readers to help us formulate a system to recognise progress and performance for salaried general practitioners in our trust.

    We currently employ several general practitioners on the NHS consultant salary scale. They take part in the discretionary points system, but we would like now to develop detailed proposals by which they could progress through enhanced payments—wholly funded by the trust—against meritorious …

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