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.
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice are publicised and the required disclosure is shown below. However, 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, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
In a practice with 4 full time GPs, with a total net earnings of £480,000, the prescribed method would calculate an average earnings figure of £480,000 / 4 = £120,000pa
If the same practice employed 2 full time and 4 part time GPs, the average earnings figure calculation would be £480,000 / 6 = £80,000pa
The average pay for GPs working at this practice in the 2016/17 financial year was £96,666.7before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs, 3 part time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months. This Practice is a 2 contractor GP practice and the mean earnings calculation is diluted by the employment of part-time GPs, salaried GPs and locum GPs. If instead of two full time GPs, this Practice had one full time and 4 half time GPs, this would provide the same total number of GP hours and the mean annual earnings would be £73,333.30.