GPs set for 1% pay rise after new contract deal


GPs have agreed a new contract which will see them get a 1% pay rise.

The new deal, reached after negotiations between NHS England, the Government and the British Medical Association's GP Committee, will come into effect in April.

As part of the agreement, £220 million will be invested in services for the next financial year, part of which will go towards the pay rise.

The new contract is the first part of a bigger package to be rolled out as part of an attempt to reform general practice, NHS England said.

Chief executive Simon Stevens said: "Today's welcome agreement between NHS England and the BMA provides GPs with some stability and support, and shows what can be achieved through sensible and constructive negotiation.

"However, this contract is only one small element of a far wider package we're jointly developing to help practices with workload, workforce and care redesign."