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GP earnings drop for seventh year in a row


To Anon 12.59 the NHS pension does not really apply to GP partners as others ie most nhs employees pay 12% wages and employer 14% as GP self employed we pay both = 26% and due to rise so pension is not a great benefit as many think esp as have to work to 67 to get it and payouts falling. most people don't pay 10 000 pounds per year in defence fees and membership to professional bodies. The average gp 80 -90 000 not 100 as suggested this mean is skewed by 1% who manage to earn 140000. so after pension and fees more like 55 000 before tax. I don't think anyone is complaining about the money itself its more the excess workload the denigration of the preofession the abuse from press politicians and the public to do more with less. really this is a 50% pay cut as people come to see GPs twice as often than 10 years ago with more complex problems and as gov moves work out of hospital to GP. Lets not forget the average salaried doc earns 56 000 and pay pension and fees out of that. UI think hosp docs do a lot better for less work and then private on top so why should med students be GPs? Certainly most people who are motivated and intelligent enough to go to med school could do a lot better as an accountant lawyer banker etc. Some appreciation by the nation and less bad press would go a long way.

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09 Oct 2014

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