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General Practitioners: Pay

Health written question – answered on 6th February 2008.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Labour, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether GP practice support staff are paid in accordance with national pay scales; and what guidance his Department issues to GPs on remuneration for practice support staff.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

General practitioners (GPs), as independent practitioners contracted to the national health service are able to determine the terms and conditions for the staff they employ. However, the expectation is that GP practices will ensure their employment standards comply with good human resources practice in line with Agenda for Change national pay scales/principles. Guidance on Agenda for Change for practice staff can be found on the DH website at:

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