Presentation on theme: "LYNDA CARTER Salaried GP. The Model Contract... The Model contract must be used by a GMS practice employing a salaried GP on or after the 1 st April 2004."— Presentation transcript:
LYNDA CARTER Salaried GP
The Model Contract... The Model contract must be used by a GMS practice employing a salaried GP on or after the 1 st April 2004 The aim was that this would have a knock on effect on salaried GPs employed by PMS practices or APMS practices where the employee could negotiate better terms and conditions Not obligatory for a PMS / APMS practice to offer model contract but recommended See BMA If you are a member of the BMA they will do a contract check
What’s in the model contract? Working hours – a typical week is 37.5 hours which consists of 9 sessions of 4 hours 10 minutes each Job plan EWTD – 20 minutes rest break if day is longer then 6 hours Annual leave – 30 working days and 10 statutory / bank holiday days BMA Minimum salary £52462 in 2008/9 DDRB 2008/9 range should be £52462 to £79167
Job Plan Normal duties Workload Nonclinical roles eg. meetings 4 hours of protected learning time for CPD per week if fulltime
Maternity Entitled to 12 months of pain / unpaid mat leave if been in 12 months NHS continuous service by the 11 th week before the due date For the first 8 weeks full pay less SMP For the next 14 weeks half pay plus SMP (hospital doctors since then have enhanced mat pay with 18 weeks of half pay – you can negotiate for this) For the next 17 weeks SMP only For the rest of the 12 month period no pay
Sickness During the first year of NHS service 1 month of full pay and 2 months of half pay (after 4 months of continuous service) During the second year of NHS service 2 months of full pay and 2 months of half pay During the third year of NHS service 4 months of full pay and 4 months of half pay During the fourth and fifth years 5 months of full pay and 5 months of half pay After five years 6 months of full pay and 6 months of half pay
Salary Negotiation (and contract) All salaried GPs should ensure they receive an annual uplift of pay – at least in line with inflation or in line with the Government’s decision on the pay of GPs in line with the DDRB Factors to consider include what’s in your job plan, how much experience you have (hospital / GP) Are they paying your indemnity? How much study leave? Market forces in the area you want to work....
Do you want to negotiate? Decide what’s important to you... A particular practice – the location, the organisation, their values Money Benefits – maternity / paternity / sickness A typical working day – how is the workload shared? Flexibility
Do you want to negotiate? What skills do you want to develop? Will you be able to do this at this practice? Do your development needs meet the practice needs? Partnership / succession planning – is this important to you?