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moneys3May 16 2016

The incentive scheme to encourage GPs to practice in areas of deprivation or in rural/remote areas has been updated. Wording has been changed to say GPs “may claim” a ‘golden hello’ payment, rather than “must receive”, when starting out as a GP performer in their first eligible post.

In addition, the wording relating to pro rata arrangements has also been amended to clarify the rates of payment based on time commitment. The new version sets out the payment rates for out of hours payments “where the Health Board, in consultation with the GP Sub-Committee confirms that the reason for the heavy out of hours commitment is the practice’s location.”

It continues: “Rates of payment will be at the following rates:

  • Standard payment full-time or part-time with a time commitment fraction of 4 or more sessions a week – full payment will be made.
  • Part-time with a time commitment fraction of less than 4 sessions per week – a payment will be made of 60% of the full payment.”

The revised wording also says health boards will ensure GPs receive the highest payment base on the sliding scale of deprivation for GPs working in areas of the greatest deprivation.

NHS boards have been asked to bring the details as set out in the NHS Circular PCA(M)(2016)(3) to the attention of all GP contractors.

Link:

Scottish Government NHS Circular PCA(M)(2016)(3)

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