Massive changes backed by family doctors.FAMILY doctors yesterday voted in favour Favor or favour (see spelling differences) may be
An overwhelming 79.4 per cent backed changes to give them more control over their workload The term workload can refer to a number of different yet related entities. An amount of labor
While a precise definition of a workload is elusive, a commonly accepted definition is the hypothetical relationship between a group or individual human operator and task demands. .
It is hailed as the best hope of stopping under- pressure GPs from quitting the job and of recruiting more doctors to empty posts.
In the biggest upheaval to their work since the 1960s, the contract spells out what GPs are expected to do and pays them for that work.
Pay will rise by an average of 26 per cent in the next three years - putting top earners on more than pounds 80,000.
For the first time, practices will be paid for delivering quality care and will be based on the needs of the area rather than the number of GPs and patients on their list.
Doctors can opt-out of some services, such as immunisation, and devote the extra time to seeing sicker patients sooner and employing an extra nurse or clinic staff.
GPs can duck out of night-time call-outs and working at weekends if they wish.
That job would be provided by doctors working on behalf of local primary care units.
Patients will be registered with a surgery rather than an individual GP but they will still be entitled en·ti·tle
tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: to see the doctor of their choice.
Announcing the ballot results, Dr John Chisholm Sir John Chisholm, FREng (born August 1946) is the Executive Chairman and former Chief Executive of QinetiQ and chairman of the Medical Research Council.
He attended Cambridge University on a scholarship from General Motors. , chairman of the BMA's General Practitioners Committee, said: "This system of rewarding practices for delivering high-quality care will be better for patients and produce improved health."