Information for employing GP practices

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On 13 July 2017, NHS Employers launched a new central support and advice service for GP practices who directly employ GP trainees.
 
The service is designed to help ensure the effective implementation of the 2016 contract for GP trainees across the three regions of Yorkshire & Humber, Wessex, and Thames Valley, where lead employer arrangements are not in place.  

For GP trainees, this will ensure that practices are able to:

  • correctly calculate salary details
  • roster working hours which meet the safety requirements set out in the terms and conditions
  • design and issue work schedules that are fit for purpose, and to respond to exception reports appropriately
  • ensure that a guardian of safe working hours is in place.

Regional advice services
GP practice staff can contact the advice service using the following email addresses.    

HEE region  Advice service email 
Thames Valley   rf.thamesvalley@nhs.net
 Wessex  rf.wessex@nhs.net
 Yorkshire & Humber  YorksHumber.GPadvice@sthk.nhs.uk

The advice service is not able to respond to queries from individual GP trainees, who should seek advice from their employer, the BMA or other organisations who provide advice services.

Additional guidance and resources
Information, events and advice for GP practices can be found on our additional resources web page, please check back frequently for updates.

Terms and conditions of service 
Please refer to the full 2016 terms and conditions of service for doctors and dentists in training. In addition, our pay circulars provide details of contractual amendments and pay arrangements for staff covered by the national medical and dental terms and conditions of service.

Work scheduling for general practice
Advice on work scheduling for general practices, in particular for templates and worked examples of work schedules


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