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GPs in Scotland to vote on contract offering partners guaranteed minimum income

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5282 (Published 14 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5282
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

GPs in Scotland are being asked to vote on a new contract that aims to cut their workload, reduce their responsibility for practice premises, and offer a guaranteed minimum income to partners.1

The proposed contract is the result of months of negotiation between the BMA and the Scottish health department and has been described by doctors’ leaders as “historic.” It is designed to reduce pressures on GPs and tackle recruitment and retention problems.

Some …

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