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Salaried GPs should not be exploited, conference hears

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2442 (Published 16 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2442
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. 1BMJ

    The matter of salaried GPs has the potential to “divide the profession,” a member of the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee said at the annual conference of local medical committees this week.

    Nigel Watson, chief executive of Wessex local medical committee and chairman of the commissioning and service development subcommittee of the BMA’s general practice committee, called on partners to offer posts to salaried colleagues that were valued and not “tantamount to exploitation.”

    However, he also cautioned that salaried GPs “need to be realistic about what it means to be part of a profession and recognise the additional commitment, workload, employment responsibilities, and financial risks …

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