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Gender pay gap in general practice is 35%, report finds—owing to age, working hours, and partnerships

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 10 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m112
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Female GPs earn an average of £40 000 (€47 000; $52 000) a year less than their male colleagues, an analysis of official NHS workforce data has found.1

A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said that a male GP earned an estimated £110 000 a year on average, while female GPs earned an estimated £70 000. This represents a gender pay gap of 35% among GPs, which is the fifth largest pay gap of any UK profession as a percentage and is significantly higher than the …

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