Journal article

Trends in GP incomes in England, 2008-2017: a retrospective analysis of repeated postal surveys

Rose Atkins, Jon Gibson, Matt Sutton, Sharon Spooner, Katherine Checkland

British Journal of General Practice | Royal College of General Practitioners | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: There is widespread concern over the recruitment and retention of GPs in England. Income is a fundamental consideration affecting the attractiveness of working in general practice. AIM: To report on trends in average incomes earned by GPs in England, adjusted for inflation and contracted time commitment. DESIGN AND SETTING: Postal surveys of random samples of GPs working in England in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, and 2017. METHOD: Trends in average reported incomes of partner and salaried GPs were directly standardised for the reported number of sessions worked per week and adjusted for inflation. RESULTS: Data were obtained from between 1000 and 1300 responders each year, representin..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This is independent research commissioned and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Policy Research Programme via the Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System. The views are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, the Department of Health and Social Care, or arm's length bodies. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.