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A resized money imageAugust 1 2017

Scotland’s policy on ‘golden hellos’ for GPs has been clarified in the latest annual General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements for 2017-18.

 

Section 12 of the SFE relates to the money being made available to encourage a GP to move to an area attracting payments for remoteness and rurality or deprivation. This has been rewritten” in part to clarify the Scottish Government’s policy intention that all GPs moving to an eligible post can qualify for a Golden Hello payment if they have not previously received one.”

Other notable amendments to the previous arrangements include:

  • the introduction of a payment to reimburse practices for the return of workforce data;
  • raising the maximum amount of sickness pay that can be claimed for locum cover to match the payments for maternity leave whilst removing the discretionary rules around these payments; and
  • an investment into Appraisal payments paid through the Global Sum to reflect the real-terms increase in the costs of completing appraisals.

The new SFE for 2017-18 was announced in NHS Circular PCA(M)(2017) 01 issued on July 28. It has been agreed with the BMA’s Scottish General Practitioners’ Committee.

Links:
NHS Circular: PCA(M)(2017) 01  
GMS Statement of Financial Entitlements for 2017-18  

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