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General Practitioners: Pay

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary of a full-time general practitioner is. (219687)

Information on general practitioners’ earnings is collected annually as part of the GP Earnings and Expenses Enquiry and is based on general practitioners’ tax self-assessment returns to HM Revenue and Customs. Both part-time and full-time general practitioners make these returns and it is not possible to separate them out to calculate an average earnings figure for full-time general practitioners only.

The latest available information from the GP Earnings and Expenses Enquiry is for the financial year 2005-06 and was published in “GP Earnings and Expenses Enquiry 2005/2006: Final Report” on 19 March 2008 and is available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/gpearnex0506final

This publication has already been placed in the Library. The initial results from the 2006-07 Earnings and Expenses Enquiry are expected to be published in October 2008.