Government wants to freeze GPs' pay until 2009, as figures show income rose by 10% in second year of new contract

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:960
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The government has told a review board that it wants to freeze GPs' pay for the third consecutive year, arguing that pay is an issue that no longer concerns GPs. Any increase should be linked to improvements in the level and quality of services, it says.

    The news comes as a study shows that GPs in the United Kingdom earned an average net income (after deduction of expenses but before tax) of £110 000 (€158 000; $230 000) in 2005-6, a 10% increase on the previous year's figure.

    The rise means that GPs' income rose by 33% in the two years …

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