Salaried GPs

GP taking blood pressure

Model terms and conditions and offer letters were agreed for salaried GPs as part of the 2003 GMS contract negotiations.  These are minimum standards for GPs employed in GP practices, who may offer improved terms where they see fit.

There is no payscale for salaried GPs.  The most recent pay circular sets out the minimum and the maximum of the pay range.  It is for the employer to determine on what salary level the individual should be placed and how pay should vary over time. Below are model letters:

Depending on the type of work that is being carried out, there are a couple of ways of employing a qualified GP in a secondary care setting. If the doctor is providing a general practitioner function, it may be more appropriate to use the salaried GP arrangements. However, the specialty doctor arrangements are the most appropriate way to contract with a doctor who is carrying out secondary care.

The model offer letter and terms and conditions for a salaried GP employed by a primary care trust can be amended for use in secondary care settings.

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