We love listening to the comments from GPs after they interviewed with a GP practice. We have put together a list of the most common GP ‘turn offs’.
Whilst we all want to protect the practices and have GPs to stay with the practice long term, we have never had a GP sign a contract with a practice that has mentioned any of these points in an interview:
- Telling GPs that they will need to see a minimum of 6 patients per hour to make up the money the practice has spent on sponsoring their visa
- Insisting GPs pay back the recruitment fee if they leave before the end of their contract
- Asking the GP to sign a 3-year contract without any upfront sign-on bonuses or incentives
- Telling a GP that if they terminate their contract early they will need to pay back a percentage of the projected earnings to the practice (money they haven’t even billed but an estimate of what they may have billed, had they stayed the course of their contract)
- Asking them to take up additional duties to cover the recruitment fee
- Mentioning anything at all about the cost of getting the GP started at the practice
As mentioned in last months article on the speed of trust, we are seeing the levels of trust deteriorate in the world of General Practice. GPs often find it hard to trust practice owners and managers and practice owners become cautious and sceptical when dealing with GPs.