dennis reed, of Silver voices campaign group called on ministers to clarify how such spending was permitted, saying: “We are all want professional and well-qualified and qualified general practice services, but it is difficult to justify an increase at this level considering earnings up to this level.
“These increases were at a time when the whole country was struggling, with a lot of people fired.
“It will be incredibly annoying and disturbing for elderly people who tried hard to get face-to-face make an appointment, and sometimes even make an appointment, know that general practitioners were getting such a huge increase, and to hear it now that the whole country is facing cost of life crisis.
During the pandemic, GPs were paid £13 for every Covid shot. with rates rising up to £15 and up on Sunday how the crisis became more urgent.
Meanwhile, framework which usually regulates their wages, linking them to how a lot of work they do has been partially suspended. According to the deal with BMA, general practitioners continued to be paid for tasks such as checks on elderly and patient care with asthma, diabetes and heart disease without having to do them.
Because general practitioners are self-employed, they also able to apply for government support scheme, with successful applicants on on average receives an additional £12,500.
Dr. Farah Jameel, Chairman of the BMA England GP Committee, said that earnings the figures reflected a “monumental effort” family doctors during the pandemic, adding that they have “reached the limit.”
She is added: “They are also are additional short term and temporary emergency Covid response funding provided to practitioners so they can successfully implement a vaccination program despite a huge and historic labor shortage.”
This is happening against the backdrop of a widespread shortage of GPS. On Monday, an investigation found that 1.5 million people lost their therapist in in last eight years after closing of almost 500 practices.
Professor Martin Marshall, Chairman of King’s College of General practitioners said role became so tense that it was now “irreversible” on a full- temporary basis.