All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (eg. Average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. This is required in the interests of the greater public accountability recognising GP pay is ultimately funded from tax paid by the public.
The average pay for GPs working in Stoke Gifford Medical Centre in the last financial year was £36,768 before tax and national insurance. This is for 0 full time GP,10 part time GPs and 4 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
Note: We would like to point out that the definition of ‘part-time’ in general practice is very different to the definition that would normally be applied.
A full time GP is classed as working 8 clinical sessions (or 2 surgeries per day for 4 days). At this practice, a GP day typically runs as follows:
0730-0830 Reviewing out of hours paperwork or prescription queries
1130-1530 Reviewing letters, test results, actioning referrals, answering medication queries, signing prescriptions, home visits to housebound patients, phone calls to follow up, other tasks.
1830-2000 Completing any referrals, reviewing any urgent correspondence from hospitals, actioning any late prescriptions, phone call follow ups etc
A GP day will be at least 12 hours long. In addition to the 12 hours, it is likely that a 6 session GP will spend another 6-10 hours on patient related paperwork.
So, while defined as part time when looking at a doctor that works for 3 days, the reality is that this GP will be working for at least 45 hours per week on surgery related work. A full time GP would be spending even longer working on patient related matters.