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GPs to get rises of 10-50% over three years

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:465
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    Britain's GPs could be in line for a 50% pay hike if they accept a new contract hammered out between the BMA and the NHS Confederation last week.

    The contract—the result of 16 months' wrangling that saw the Department of Health hand negotiations over to managers after the talks reached a stalemate—will see a 33% rise in investment in primary care over the next three years.

    Under the contract, which applies throughout the United Kingdom, spending on general practice will rise from £6.1bn ($9.6bn; €9bn) a year to £8bn a year by April 2006.

    Family doctors can go for one of three …

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