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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.
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).
£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.
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).