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'Average GP earnings' at prominent GP's practice is £23k per year


It is profit per consultation that is crucial. We get 60 pounds profit per patient year. Average is 62 in NI. It is down 25% in 11 years from 80. Consultation has gone up from 3.76 to 6.18. So, 80/4 = 20, 60/6 = 10. That is a 50% pay cut. That is why we SHOULD/MUST resign from Mr Hunt's penance. Factor in 40% paper work and profit per consult is 6. Take home is 3. Don't ask about dignity. We GPs, and sadly our GPC have none. They have gongs, though. Reminds me of Nero. I just think this system so foul, I cannot wait for it to collapse. The only reason some GPs are still there is redundancy payments to staff may bankrupt them. Peverley, Copperfield, Nazi all cannot be wrong when the picture they paint is so awful. And it is. Maureen may say what she wishes, but a 50% paycut is not the best time to be a GP.

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08 Apr 2016

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