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GPs report missing payments for trainees’ pay

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4673 (Published 25 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4673
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

General practices across England have not received reimbursement for trainees’ salaries because of problems with the outsourcing company Capita, the BMA has said.

Practices in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Humberside, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, the North East, and Wessex have reported problems in receiving payments.

Krishna Kasaraneni, chair of the BMA’s GP education, training, and workforce subcommittee, explained that Capita was responsible for reimbursing general practices for the salaries of GP trainees that they directly employed after it took over the provision by Primary Care Support Services England (PCSE).

Kasaraneni said, “Since that function has moved to Primary Care Support Services England, which is essentially Capita, it has gone completely up in the air. So practices aren’t being told how much they need to be paying the trainees, and because the practices pay the trainees themselves they are paying the trainees, but what they are paying …

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