GP Partnerships snubbed by sessional GPs

Posted on 16/02/2015 Under GP Locums 0 Comments
Sessional GPs

The BMA’s recent survey of the profession included just over 3,000 sessional GP respondents.

Sessional GP Work-life balance

Just over 70% of locum GP respondent’s gave flexibility and the desire for a good work-life balance as the reasons for opting for their role. The figures were just under 60% for salaried GPs.

BMA GPC sessional GPs subcommittee chair Vicky Weeks said:

‘These figures show that working as a sessional GP is a positive career choice. The majority of sessional GPs do not want a partnership. They are attracted to the role because of specific positive features of working as a sessional GP.

Partnerships snubbed

Perhaps the most striking finding of the survey was that only 7% of salaried GPs are working as sessional GPs. Mainly because there are no partnerships available in their area. This lowers to 3% of locum GPs.

And compounding this, the BMA survey found only 44% of practice-employed salaried GPs want a partnership in the future! While only 23% cent of locum GPs would want to become a partner.

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