Journal article

DETERMINANTS OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS' WAGES IN ENGLAND

Stephen Morris, Rosalind Goudie, Matt Sutton, Hugh Gravelle, Robert Elliott, Arne Risa Hole, Ada Ma, Bonnie Sibbald, Diane Skatune

HEALTH ECONOMICS | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2011

Abstract

We analyse the determinants of annual net income and wages (net income/hours) of general practitioners (GPs) using data for 2271 GPs in England recorded during Autumn 2008. The average GP had an annual net income of £97,500 and worked 43 h per week. The mean wage was £51 per h. Net income and wages depended on gender, experience, list size, partnership size, whether or not the GP worked in a dispensing practice, whether they were salaried of self-employed, whether they worked in a practice with a nationally or locally negotiated contract, and the characteristics of the local population (proportion from ethnic minorities, rurality, and income deprivation). The findings have implications for p..

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Funding Acknowledgements

S. M. is funded by the UCLH/UCL Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre, who received a proportion of funding from the Department of Health's NIHR Biomedical Research Centres funding scheme. The NPCRDC received core funding from the Department of Health. HERU received funding from the Scottish Government Health Directorate-General and the University of Aberdeen. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the funders.