GP NET EARNINGS
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS Services to patients at each practice.
The calculation excludes certain types of income and the rules are complex and open to interpretation. It should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, or to make any comparison with any other practice.
We are advised by our Practice Accountants, Williamson West, that the average pay for GPs working for six months or more in St James Surgery in the last financial year was £56280 before tax and National Insurance.
This is for 3 full time GPs and 1 part time GP.
Dr A Downey (March 2019)