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This is the link to a survey for any sessional GP – locum, salaried, OOH, prison GP, CCG role, portfolio GP.
If any of those apply to you, including if you also have a role as a partner, please fill it in.
Here are five reasons why:
There are lots of GPs working really hard to get sessional GP voices heard, whether in local groups, chambers, LMCs, or more national groups like NASGP. In the last week, several of the sessional subcommittee have raised the profile of the work sessional GPs do – Pooja Arora is now deputy of the BMA Honorary Secretaries Conference, Nimish Shah has been elected as chair of the Welsh LMC conference, Matt Mayer has been elected as the regional representative for Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire, and Bashir Qureshi has again been awarded a prize for his comments on sessional issues in BMA News.
A final appeal about problems with pension contributions and Capita; we are making progress in reuniting lost money with the GPs it belongs to. If you have missing contributions or uncashed cheques, please email us and we will do our best to try and get it sorted for you.
Zoe Norris is chair of the sessional GPs subcommittee
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The reason why I am quitting my Career in GP, and early retirement, is because I am sessional gp with no prospect a head for this title.
I filled in the survey and saved it but couldn't find the submit button
PS I'm not anonymous, just can't see where to enter my identity
And I'm not the one who is being negative about leaving the profession. I love it, but financially and lifestyle it's more flexible to be salaried. I have a zero hours contract at my request. I can do other things and still see my patients.. I'm not rich, but I'm not bored or burnt out. I can't be doing with all you miserable people complaining about work load...just do less. You'll earn less but you won't be miserable. [email protected]
Now I can't see my last comment
I've just asked my practice to pay my indemnity, they said no. They offered a bit of help but only 350 on a 4500 bill..thanks!! I am taking my pension early as I am better off not working!
I completed the survey but couldn't submit it.
I've taken the pension so don't have to work. I feel I still have good work in the tank and as a locum still enjoy GP (and GPwSI skins) but boy is it a struggle. Indemnity is 10k +, compliance hard work with having to know about fire extinguishers and a really professionally useless and complex appraisal system. They even want my chicken pox serology! I work all over the UK and no where is there really any post grad education / support. Now IR35 is making it both complex / even threatening and becoming simply not worth it. With my pension (which I have worked long and hard for) I'm only able to work a few hours a week or the tax is horrendous. Over 100k they take 60 + %. At Derby Med Soc the other night my peers felt I was bonkers still trying to work. Perhaps they are right.
I can't even find the survey!
With regret I'm leaving Uk GP practice as it is just too demoralising, financially unviable and personally/professionally unfulfilling. As a sessional GP, I feel at times unwelcome, undermined and insecure. The only positive so far is the flexibility that working as a sessional GP affords. This is simply not enough incentive to carry on for the many years I have of with what remains of my working years ...
just done the survey, one question asked ,was did I know that I can claim the increase in indemnity 15/16 year from my practice? well yes i did and have been trying to get this money from the practice since APril 2016. Did the BMA know about this ? No they didnt, passed from one employment advisor to the next to claimed to never heard about this. So finally now the BMA states that we should get this money, but there is no contractual requirement for practice to pay this as the BMA and GPC has been so weak in negotiating this on salaried GP behalf, but then of course look at the number of partners in the GPC and this might shed light on the reason. Salaried GP are poorly represented by the BMA. I for one am out of pocket by about £400 this year due to BMA abysmal representation on indemnity for salaried GP. and for 17/18 financial year still no contractual requirement by NHS England to ass this money to salaried GP, how easy it would be for practices to have to agree to pay salaried GP part of the indemnity when they received the money form NHS England. come on BMA represent us better, we are not a minor part of the GP work force and expect better.