GP income drops by 2.6%

UK GP GMS income fell by 2.6% in 2006/7 to Β£103,530, according to figures released today by the NHS Information Centre.

Figures for PMS show the drop as 1.5% to £118,499.

A country-by-country breakdown shows that GPs in Northern Ireland were hardest hit by a fall of 5.4% to £93,316.

The drop in Wales was 4.3% to £97,772, in England it was a 1.8% fall to £111,566 and in Scotland a 1.3% decrease to £89,468.

Income for GMS dispensing GPs fell by 0.7% to £124,045, PMS dispensing income was down 1% to £135,546.

Investment in General Practice 2003/04 - 2006/07: England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

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