Calculate your GPs sessions

Calculate your GP sessions

Not all MDU GP subscriptions are based on the sessions worked but if they are (you can check this on page 3 of the GP's renewal letter) please read the following information carefully.

If the GP does more than one type of GP work, each type of work should be shown on the renewal documents.

GP principal/partner/non-principal/salaried

Subscriptions are based on the number of sessions a GP is contracted to work. If they work outside of, or in addition to, the contracted sessions they should calculate the average number of additional 4 hour sessions worked per week and add this figure to the contracted sessions.

If a doctor has a substantial amount of time away from the practice through extended holiday, sabbatical, study leave, parental leave or other reasons, the above formula should be used to calculate the number of sessions.

Include both scheduled and out-of-hours (OOHs) care for patients registered at the practice when calculating the average number of sessions.

If the doctor is doing different types of work, please inform us of the number of sessions for each type of work so the subscription can be calculated correctly.

GP locum

The locum category is for GPs who do not typically work at one fixed practice, but undertake temporary contracts, sometimes but not always via a locum agency. They are self employed and pay their own tax. Private GP work also belongs in this category. The subscription is based on the average number of sessions worked per week during the membership year.

Out-of-hours GP

This category is appropriate for any primary care services provided on an ad-hoc basis for patients not registered with the practice providing the service. Examples of work which fall into this category include: deputising services, GP co-operatives, walk-in centres and minor injuries/illness units.

For any membership queries call 0800 716 376 (8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, except bank holidays)

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