UK GPs 'happiest in Europe' on pay

GPs in the UK are the second most worried in Europe about the future of their profession, despite being the happiest with their current method of pay.

A total of 399 GPs from the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain took part in a poll carried out by researchers Stethos for the French general practice magazine Le Generaliste.

It found that although GPs in the UK were divided over the use of financial incentives in return for health outcomes, they were the happiest in Europe with their current method of remuneration.

More than half (57 per cent) were satisfied with their current pay compared with 44.4 per cent in France, 29 per cent in Italy, 17.5 per cent in Spain and 11.5 per cent in Germany (see main bar chart).

However, just over 87 per cent were also concerned for the future of general practice, second only behind the Spanish (90 per cent) and above, Germany (83.5 per cent), Italy (82.5 per cent) and France (79 per cent).

You can find out more on the issue in this week's GP magazine.

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