Average GP Earnings
Our contract with the NHS requires us to publish the average GP earnings at the Surgery. This politically driven requirement serves no purpose and is not in anyway useful as an indicator of anything remotely patient or care related. Our funding is being decreased and our workload is increasing. It is incredibly difficult to recruit GPs due to how hard and difficult the role is.
As this is an average figure it cannot meaningfully be compared with figures from other GP surgeries as they may have a different number of full time and part-time GPs. For example if they have lots of GPs working just 1 day per week their figure will be much lower - even though they may be paying higher salaries... This figure in no way indicates the level of funding or the level of costs that the surgery requires to function.
The average for 2015 - 2016 is based upon:
4 x Full Time GPs
3 x Part Time GPs
From these earnings the GPs are required to pay many thousands of pounds of insurance premiums - it is about £11-12,000 per year insurance for a full-time GP
For the Partners / Owners of the surgery they have unlimited liability - which means that they lose everything if there are issues with the surgery (unlike limited companies)
For the year 2014 - 2015 - Average Earnings for GPs were £74,053.45
For the year 2015 - 2016 - Average Earnings for GPs were £75,330.88
Training time to become a GP - 10 years+
Salary for an MP before expenses and allowances = £74,000
Training to become an MP....