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General Practitioners: York

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average remuneration per general practitioner was in City of York constituency in (a) the most recent period for which figures are available and (b) each of the previous 10 years. (187186)

Data on average general practitioner (GP) pay by individual primary care trusts and at national level are not available in the format requested.

Information on average GP net profits was determined at United Kingdom level only until 2001-02. However, since 2002-03 information on average GP pay has been available on a country basis (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) as well as at Great Britain/UK level.

The following table provides the latest available average GP net profit from 1997 to 2005-06 as agreed with the Technical Steering Committee which is a UK- wide committee incorporating representatives from all UK Health Departments, the NHS Confederation and the British Medical Association.

Average GP pay since 1997

Amount (£)

Increase over previous year (percentage)

1997-98

46,031

3.5

1998-99

48,037

4.4

1999-2000

52,606

9.5

2000-01

54,219

3.1

2001-02

56,510

4.2

2002-03

72,716

1

2003-04

81,566

12.2

2004-05

100,170

22.8

2005-06

110,004

9.8

1 Not applicable as a new data series started this year

Notes:

1. Figures for 1997-98 to 2001-02 inclusive are for national health service income only in Great Britain (GB).

2. Figures for 2002-03 onwards are for all sources of income, including private, but for 2002-03 is for GB and for 2003-04 onwards are for the UK. The figures do not include earnings of those doctors working as salaried employees.

Source:

Information Centre for health and social care.