So, you’ve heard of these new Associate GP roles your colleagues are working, but you’re not sure on the nuances of the ‘half-way house’ model that’s promising GPs the remuneration of a locum role, whilst retaining the security and stability of a permanent position. Not to worry, Primary Care Medical Chambers have included a breakdown of the innovative new model sweeping the industry.
The Associate GP model is best described as a midway point between a long-term locum and salaried role. Key features of the model include:
The Associate model is common in other industries facing recruitment issues, notably the IT industry. The model has greatly assisted the IT Industry in retaining staff, offering many IT professionals a happy medium between workload, remuneration and employment satisfaction. Those adopting the model in General Practice are hoping for similar results.