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GPs' income rose by 23% under new contract, adjusted figures show

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39280.470440.4E (Published 19 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:117
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Figures published this week show that GPs in the United Kingdom earned an average net income (after deduction of expenses but before tax) of £100 170 (€148 770; $204 930) in 2004-5, an increase of 23% from 2003-4. The new GP contract was introduced in April 2004.

    This is less than the 30% increase in income reported in November last year (BMJ 2006;333:1192 doi: 10.1136/bmj.39055.506308.DB), when the NHS Information Centre found that GPs earned an average £106 404 in 2004-5, up from £81 566 in 2003-4.

    The figures have been adjusted to exclude employers' superannuation contributions. These were included for the first time in the GP pay …

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