GP Medeconomics are again undertaking a survey of GP locum pay, and the closing date is the 13th June 2010. We’ll no doubt be providing in-depth and incisive comment on the results when they’re published ;o)
The National Audit Office has today issued its report on GP pay and, tucked away in the report, is the startling fact that the average pay of a salaried GP is £46,905, having only risen by 3 per cent since the new contract was introduced, compared to 58% (from £72,011 in 2002-03 to £113,614 in 2005-06) for GP Principals. This figure does not, however, represent the average full time salary. The results of a workload survey published in July 2007 by the Information Centre for Health and Social Care indicated that the average salaried GP works 23.8 hours per week. This suggests that a full time salaried GP receives around £74,000 per annum.