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  1. Doctors'retainer scheme in Scotland : time for change ?

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives-To describe the present doctors'retainer scheme in Scotland and ascertain the need for change.

    Design-Semistructured postal questionnaires to current and past members of the doctors'retainer scheme and general practitioner employers.

    Setting-Scotland, October to December 1994

    Subjects-152/160 current and 104/124 former members responded together with 1011118 general practitioner employers.


    93% of members currently working in general practice were either vocationally trained or had previously worked as principals. 84% of current members held postgraduate qualifications. 73% of former members had left the scheme within 4 years and 72% of current members had been with the scheme for 4 years or less. 66% of current members said that the scheme prevented them from leaving medicine.

    Both members and employers were dissatisfied with the current limit of two working sessions per week, 77% of employers wanting it increased. 61% of current members would not have joined the scheme if suitable part time work had been available and 46% of those would have preferred to work flexibly, up to 5 sessions per week. 52% of members do not receive BMA rates of pay and, of those, 46% work more than 3.5 hours per session.

    Conclusion-The scheme appears to be appreciated and would be more so if inconsistencies in pay and conditions were addressed. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pratique professionnelle, Médecin, Formation permanente, Coût, Organisation, Femme, Homme, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Evaluation, Temps partiel

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Professional practice, Physician, Continuing education, Costs, Organization, Woman, Human, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Evaluation

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0464777

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.