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BMA Model Contract for Sessional GPs

Supporting guidance for salaried GPs & locums:

Model contract for salaried GPs: This document explains the minimum Terms and Conditions for salaried GPs, guidance on negotiating salaries and appropriate uplifts and explains the process of changing hours of work in light of the extended access DES. Applies in principle to all 4 nations in the UK with some variables in process.

Model contract for a retainer scheme GP: Based on minimum Terms and Conditions for salaried GPs employed by a GMS practice or PCO since April 2004 with some enhancements. It should be read in conjunction with the Focus on salaried GPs above.

Sessional GPs and LMCs - working together more effectively (PDF 925K)
Your LMC can assist you with a wide range of employment and contract issues. Read this guidance to overcome some of the barriers to engagement between Local Medical Committees (LMCs) and sessional GPs.

Job planning
Guidance on the job planning process including specific detailed advice for GPs.

Locum agreements in General Practice: This guidance is aimed principally at locum GPs to help you put together written agreements with the practices you work with.

Agency Workers Regulations
These regulations came into force on 1 October 2011, entitling agency workers to equal treatment with directly recruited employees with respect to basic employment conditions.

Negotiating fees for locum services
We have an extensive fees advice section which includes guidance on fees for locum services.

GPC Guidance: Focus on Salaried GPs (T&C of the Model Contract)

This guidance will explain and provide advice:

on the minimum T&Cs for salaried GPs (the Model contract) effective from 1 April 2004
on the process of changing hours of work in light of the extended access DES
to PMS and APMS salaried GPs
on negotiating salary and appropriate uplifts

Although there may be some differences in process in each of the four countries of the UK, the principles of this guidance apply to all.

Updated on 19 February 2019, 1279 views

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