GP earnings hit a five year low as practice expenses riseBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6569 (Published 28 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6569
- Adrian O’Dowd
The growing costs of running a general practice mean that GPs’ income has fallen to a five year low—declining £6000 since 2005-6.
Figures from the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre show that the average income for contract holding GPs before tax was £104 100 in 2010-11—a fall of 1.5% on the previous year and almost £6000 (€7500; $9700) lower than in 2005-6.1
The BMA said that GPs were providing an “exceptional value for money service” and were effectively accepting a pay cut so that they could maintain a high level of service to patients.
The report took into consideration the earnings and expenses of full and part time GPs and covered …