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GP Earnings and Expenses, 2012-13

Publication date: 09:30 September 19, 2014

Summary

The latest GP Earnings and Expenses enquiry provides a detailed study of the earnings and expenses for both full and part-time GPs working in the UK as either a contractor or salaried GP in 2012-13.

Results are based on data from HM Revenue and Customs' Self Assessment tax records and can be found in each section of the report as follows:

Section 1: UK Level GP Average Earnings and Expenses

Section 2: Country Level Breakdown for Contractor, Salaried and Combined GPs.

Section 3: Distributional Results for Contractor and Salaried GPs.

Section 4: Detailed Results for Contractor, Salaried and Combined GPs.

Section 5: Time Series for Contractor GPs.

The report is primarily used as evidence in remuneration negotiations and by the Review Body for Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration. It has been agreed by the Technical Steering Committee (TSC), which is chaired by The HSCIC and has representation from the four UK Health Departments, NHS Employers, NHS England and the British Medical Association.


Key Facts

The average income before tax in the UK in 2012-13 for:

  • combined GPs (contractor and salaried) was £92,900 for those GPs working in either a GMS or PMS (GPMS) practice compared to £94,200 in 2011-12, a decrease of 1.4 per cent which is statistically significant;
  • contractor GPs was £102,000 for those GPs working under either a GMS or PMS (GPMS) contract compared to £103,000 in 2011-12, a decrease of 0.9 per cent which is statistically significant;
  • salaried GPs was £56,400 for those GPs working in either a GMS or PMS (GPMS) practice compared to £56,800 in 2011-12, a decrease of 0.6 per cent which is not statistically significant.

Earnings and expenses data have been rounded to the nearest £100. Calculations such as percentage change are performed on data that have not been rounded.


Coverage

Date Range: 01 April 2012 to 31 March 2013
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical granularity: Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Regions

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