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Publication, Part of

GP Earnings and Expenses Estimates 2017/18

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
United Kingdom
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Regions
Date Range:
01 Apr 2017 to 31 Mar 2018


GP Earnings and Expenses Estimates 2017/18 presents earnings and expenses information for full and part-time GPs working in the UK as either a contractor or salaried GP during the 2017/18 financial year.

The findings in this report are based upon anonymised tax data from HM Revenue and Customs' Self Assessment tax records and cover both NHS/Health Service and private income.

Earnings and expenses information is published for contractor, salaried and combined (contractor and salaried) GPs at UK level and by the separate countries, with a regional breakdown where available. Figures are also given by contract type for GPs working under a General Medical Services (GMS) or a Primary Medical Services (PMS) contract as well as combined (GPMS).

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 NHS Digital and has representation from the four UK Health Departments, NHS Employers, NHS England and NHS Improvement and, representing the interests of GPs, the British Medical Association.

This release also includes results of analysis of earnings and expenses of GPs in England, by weekly working hours and gender, with additional breakdowns by age band also presented in the accompnaying Excel annex, available to download from this page under 'Resources'.

Key Facts

Image for infographic Combined GPs (contractor and salaried)
Combined GPs (contractor and salaried)


Image for infographic Contractor GPs
Contractor GPs


Image for infographic Salaried GPs
Salaried GPs



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