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GP Earnings and Expenses Estimates 2018/19Official statistics,
- Publication Date:
- 10 Sep 2020
- Geographic Coverage:
- United Kingdom
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Regions
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
Removal of UK-level earnings and expenses estimates
Earnings and expenses estimates in previous editions of this publication have been presented at UK level, as well as by the four separate countries.
However, the general practice contractual arrangements in each country have diverged to the point that comparisons between countries are no longer appropriate.
Moreover, since England GPs make up the majority of the UK sample, UK estimates could obscure the picture in the other countries.
Therefore, UK level estimates are no longer presented.
Earnings and expenses estimates by age, gender, practice patient list size and practice rurality, which were previously only published for the UK, have for the first time been produced for each country individually. They have been calculated for 2017/18 and 2018/19, and are presented in the Excel Time Series.
Published: 10 September 2020 09:30 AM
GP Earnings and Expenses Estimates 2018/19 presents earnings and expenses information for full and part-time GPs working in the UK as either a contractor or salaried GP during the 2018/19 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 country level, 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 (DDRB). 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 accompanying Excel Time Series, available to download from this page under 'Resources'.
2018/19 earnings and expenses estimates for GPMS GPs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland by GP type, practice type, age, gender, and weekly working hours.
The interactive report also includes a time series of income before tax cash and real terms estimates for GPMS contractor and salaried GPs for each country.