PUBLICATION OF GP EARNINGS 2016
What the GPC thinks about the publication of NHS payments to general practice:
BMA GPs Committee Chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul said:
"GP services are finding it increasingly difficult to make this funding stretch to meet the demands that are now being placed on them. Many GP practices are struggling to cope with the growing needs of their aging populations on shrinking resources that is made worse by staff shortages and the wider transfer of more unresourced work from hospitals into the community. Politicians and NHS managers now need to focus their energy on ensuring overstretched and underfunded GP services get the resources they need to deliver enough appointments and services to their patients."
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is 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 for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices. The average earnings for GPs working in the Beacon Health Group in the last financial year ending in 2016/17 was £26,604 before taxation and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs, 9 part time GPs and 6 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.