Enhanced shared parental leave system for salaried GPs
The new enhanced shared parental leave system for salaried GPs has been launched across the UK and will allow for up to 50 weeks of the 52 weeks maternity leave to be shared between the parents. Eligible parents are also able to share up to 37 weeks of statutory shared parental pay (equivalent of statutory maternity pay).
The ESPL system will be offered by employers at GMS and some PMS practices.
Employees may request for this new form of leave to be included in their contracts, in line with provisions for junior doctors and agenda for change staff. This change to a more flexible form of leave supports the BMA’s commitment to address the gender pay gap. Find out more about enhanced shared parental leave entitlements and read the updated Salaried GPs handbook