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GP partners’ pay decreases as expenses increase

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 11 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7381
  1. Helen Jaques
  1. 1BMJ Careers

The pay of general practice partners in the United Kingdom has dropped by 4% over the past five years as gross income has fallen and expenses have risen, official data from the NHS Information Centre show.

The average take home income before tax for general practitioner contractors decreased from £110 000 in 2005-6 to £105 700 in 2009-10, equivalent in real terms to an annual percentage decrease of 1.4% a year over this period.

Although investment in general practice was 7.4% higher in 2009-10 than in …

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