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GP Earning 2009/10 published

Dispensing doctor income sees no change

By Dr Allan Tennant

11th of November 2011

 

GP Earnings and Expenses 2009/10

 

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/webfiles/publications/010_Workforce/gpearnex0910/GP_Earnings_and_Expenses_200910.pdf was published on the 9th of November.

 

As is to be expected the headline in the Daily Mail referred to the 210 doctors who earned more than £250,000. Of the 680 doctors who earned more than £200,000, 220 were dispensing doctors.

 

Obviously these figures  relate to accounting periods, the shortest of which is 18 months ag, which  may well be the calm before the storm.

 

In summery:

 

The average income before tax for contractor GPs in the UK in 2009/10, by dispensing practice status was:

  • £117,000 for GMS dispensing GPs (compared to £116,500 in 2008/09).

  • £97,300 for GMS non-dispensing GPs (compared to £95,900 in 2008/09, an increase of 1.4%).

  • £131,100 for PMS dispensing GPs (compared to £132,200 in 2008/09).

  • £113,000 for PMS non-dispensing GPs (compared to £113,900 in 2008/09).

  • £121,400 for GPMS dispensing GPs (compared to £121,500 in 2008/09).

  • £103,000 for GPMS non-dispensing GPs (compared to £102,500 in 2008/09).

 

By Country

  • £109,400 in England (compared to £109,600 in 2008/09).

  • £89,500 in Scotland (compared to £86,500 in 2008/09, an increase of 3.5%). PMS GPs are referred to as Section 17c in Scotland.

  • £93,500 in Wales (compared to £90,700 in 2008/09, an increase of 3.1%)2.

  • £91,400 in Northern Ireland (compared to £89,700 in 2008/09)2.

 

Dispensing by country

Average income before tax among GPMS dispensing GPs (those working under GMS or PMS contracts) was:

  • £123,600 in England (compared to £123,800 in 2008/09).

  • £103,700 in Scotland (figures have been suppressed for 2008/09).

  • £107,200 in Wales (compared to £107,000 in 2008/09).

 

GPs in dispensing practices are distributed more towards the higher end of the income before tax distribution, compared to non-dispensing GPs. The largest group (42.0%) of dispensing contractor GPs have an income before tax between £100,000 and <£150,000. For non-dispensing contractor GPs, the largest group have an income before tax between £50,000 and <£100,000 (42.3%). In 2009/10, it is estimated that 220 GPs (4.5%) of dispensers and 680 GPs (2.4%) of non-dispensers received an income before tax of at least £200,000. In 2008/09, these figures were 230 GPs (4.7%) for dispensers and 720 GPs (2.5%) for non-dispensers.

 

Salaried

The average income before tax for salaried GPs in the UK in 2009/10, by contract type was:

  • £56,100 for GMS GPs (compared to £55,700 in 2008/09).

  • £59,300 for PMS GPs (compared to £58,400 in 2008/09).

  • £58,000 for GPMS GPs (compared to £57,300 in 2008/09).

 

 

 

 

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