Sadly this does not fill me with enthusiasm. As a partner in a GP practice which employs several salaried GPs, I've been involved with tough discussions over salaries for the GPs we employ, pay scales they expect are rising and as a result this has eroded the 'profit share' of partners.
Also as a 60yr old GP, I've been disheartened by the lack of response from the BMA over the government's decision to withdraw seniority. As a result my income will gradually reduce by a further £10,000 over the next few years.
As well as encouraging young doctors into General Practice, the government should be endeavouring to stop the 'brain drain' of senior GPs as they seek to take early retirement through increasing disillusionment.
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