A permanent, salaried GP
has recently been appointed and so we anticipate that the number of unfilled shifts will decrease."
138 Number of GP that shut last from 18 five That works out at PS240,000 a year, almost treble the PS87,000 a salaried GP
could hope to get from the NHS.
At a public meeting attended by around 100 people at the village's Forth Inn managers explained how they intend to spend the PS100,000 saved by withdrawing funding for a salaried GP
at Aberfoyle Medical Centre.
Everton Road Surgery has only one salaried GP
- and they only work two days a week, with the rest of the service provided by locums.
Ministers said the rises were worth between PS1,150 and PS1,550 for consultants, between PS1,140 and PS2,120 for speciality doctors, between PS1,600 and PS2,630 for associate specialists, between PS532 and PS924 for junior doctors, and around PS1,052 for a salaried GP
with a median taxable income of PS52,600.
"In the spring we launched a 'GP Career Start Scheme', inviting applicants from across the UK to apply for salaried GP
posts in local practices."
The GP Earnings and Expenses 2010/11 report published last week by the NHS Information Centre reveals that, not only is GP pay falling, but that for a salaried GP
, the average now sits at just over 57,000 [pounds sterling]--far lower than the numbers the general media would have us believe.
The study showed that salaried GPs
saw their pay rise just 3% in the first two years - the average full-time salaried GP
earns pounds 74,000 - while GP partners were the ones profiting the most.
Officials want to withdraw the PS100,000 funding used to pay for the salaried GP
post and use it to the benefit of all practices in West Stirlingshire.
"The primary care team has been enhanced following a number of new appointments which include a second salaried GP
, a new health centre and practice manager, a new clinical lead nurse and a new practice nurse," Ms Johnstone said.
In the spring we launched a 'GP Career Start Scheme', inviting applicants from across the UK to apply for salaried GP
posts in local practices." Dr Findlay said: "Long term we need to attract sufficient numbers of trainees among UK medical graduates to become GPs and also encourage them to do so in the North East.