The Locum: Assassin of Independent Contractor Status

Adam Staten is a GP trainee in Surrey and is on Twitter @adamstaten. In the June issue of the BJGP there was a debate as to whether GPs should maintain their status as independent contractors. To me this seemed like a macrocosm of the decision that all newly qualified GPs have to make when it comes to finding a job. Since the new contract for general practice it seems to have become the norm for a new GP to take a salaried job which provides stable employment and predictable pay without the burden of extra responsibilities born by partners....

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