By Tony Collins
Hundreds of trainee GPs have not received their salaries from Capita, which is under contract to pay them, reports The Guardian.
Some of the trainees have applied for emergency funds from The Cameron Fund, a charity for the prevention of hardship among GPs and their dependents.
Capita administers training grants for GPs under its wide-ranging £1bn contract with NHS England to provide primary care services.
In November 2016 the then Health minister Nicola Blackwood described failings on Capita’s GP support contract as “entirely unacceptable”.
She said Capita had inadequately prepared for delivering a “complex transition”.
In response, Capita said it adding the full-time equivalent of 500 extra staff on the contract.
But in February 2017, after continuing complaints, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he would be prepared to end Capita’s contract if necessary.
Since then, though, NHS England has praised “improvements” in the contract, according to Pulse.
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