Letters Is general practice in trouble?

When locums can earn as much as partners, general practice is in trouble

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7632 (Published 16 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7632
  1. Stephen Head, clinical director (and general practitioner locum)1
  1. 1Edwinstowe Health Centre, Mansfield NG21 9QS, UK
  1. shead{at}doctors.org.uk

Is general practice in trouble?1 The answer is yes, and the test is the association between earnings for GP practitioner partners and GP locums.

Appleby quotes current average GP gross income as £105 000 (€133 000; $164 800) a year. GP locums can usually earn more than …

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