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GPs’ income fell for the second year in a row in 2007-8

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 04 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1292
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

    The incomes of GPs declined for the second year in a row in 2007-8, latest figures show.

    Income before tax for the average GP on a General Medical Services (GMS) contract was £100 324 (€110 000; $150 000) before tax, a fall of just more than £3000 on 2006-7, and £6000 on the peak year, 2005-6, when the new contract came into force. Expenses have risen and gross earnings have remained much the same, squeezing the net income GP principals earned from their practices.

    GPs on Personal Medical Services (PMS) contracts did better. They earned an average of £106 072, …

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