GPs could earn more through extra services

GPs
could earn more than £100,000 a year under new proposals.

The
profession could receive pay rises of between 10 and 50 per cent on top of
their £50,000-a-year salaries, depending on how well they treat their patients.

Under
the new provisional agreement – negotiated by the Medical Association and the
NHS Confederation — GP funding will increase by 33 per cent a year to £2bn
over the next three years.

Up
to a third of GPs’ salaries could be dependent on how well they treat their
patients with another third through them offering a greater range of services
including minor operations and drug rehabilitation.

The
Government hopes the deal will help them increase the number of GPs by 2,000 to
38,000 by the end of next year.

By Paul Nelson

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