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GP Earnings and Expenses Estimates 2019/20

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GP Earnings and Expenses Estimates 2019/20


Summary

GP Earnings and Expenses Estimates 2019/20 presents earnings and expenses information for full and part-time GPs working in the UK as either a contractor or salaried GP during the 2019/20 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 England and NHS Improvement and, representing the interests of GPs, the British Medical Association.

Although the first cases of COVID-19 in the UK were confirmed late January 2020 and the NHS has faced unprecedent challenges - particularly from March 2020 onwards – since that point, we hold no details about payments made to general practices, nor expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic and no information about any changes to working patterns. We cannot speculate about any effects that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had on GPs’ earnings and expenses during the 2019/20 financial year.


Key Facts

England

The estimated average income before tax of GPs in either a General Medical Services or a Primary Medical Services practice was:

 

£100,700 for combined (contractor and salaried) GPs

£121,800 for contractor GPs

£63,600 for salaried GPs

Scotland

The estimated average income before tax of GPs in either a General Medical Services or a Primary Medical Services practice was:

 

£99,800 for combined (contractor and salaried) GPs

£106,100 for contractor GPs

£65,900 for salaried GPs

Wales

The estimated average income before tax of GPs in a General Medical Services practice was:

 

£97,600 for combined (contractor and salaried) GPs

£108,800 for contractor GPs

£60,800 for salaried GPs

Northern Ireland

The estimated average income before tax of GPs in a General Medical Services practice was:

 

£93,600 for combined (contractor and salaried) GPs

£99,600 for contractor GPs

£56,500 for salaried GPs




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