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GPs are earning up to £380,000 a year... and £200 an hour for work Watch

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    good for them..they've worked for it...i'm doing the wrong degree though..!
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    good.
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    Misleading thread title. They found 1 GP
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    Its disgusting they'd even think about publishing this, and as I said in the other (pretty much the same) thread, I'm sure the writer wouldn't complain if they were being treated by a doc on 300k a year...

    First bankers, then MPs, now Doctors. Who next? Are the media (yeah its not just the Fail) just out to destroy anyone who earns more than a journalist?

    And I wonder how they got the information, probably from tapping phones knowing them :yep:
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    I've heard that 380 000 was before costs such as rent and employee salary.
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    yaay
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    (Original post by bonnythescouser, liverpool)
    I often wondered why my GP asked how my family and children were, it was because it invoked a £200 an hour wage. I thought she was like a family doc asking about my family. It was a ploy so she could get £200 for keeping me there for an hour.
    :rofl:
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    My Dad's a doctor but he is a specialist, beyond a GP :yep:
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    (Original post by Paul McGann)
    My Dad's a doctor but he is a specialist, beyond a GP :yep:
    What's he do?
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    (Original post by Paul McGann)
    My Dad's a doctor but he is a specialist, beyond a GP :yep:
    Beyond a GP. You do realise that GPs are specialists in their own right.

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    (Original post by ThisLittlePiggy)
    Beyond a GP. You do realise that GPs are specialists in their own right.

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    well...if you say so...I'm sure many would want to re-define it being a specialism
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    (Original post by Alex D)
    What's he do?
    psychiatry
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    (Original post by Paul McGann)
    well...if you say so...
    I do say so and because you don't think so,doesn't make it the case.
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    They get paid too much. I don't begrudge them the money, but for the sevice many GPs offer it is too much.

    I think they should get £100k gross, that it is more than enough for the hours, difficulty of work and speciality of it.
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    (Original post by Paul McGann)
    psychiatry
    Cool! Looks fascinating but I think (surprisingly!) I'm more into butchery :p:
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    They get paid too much. I don't begrudge them the money, but for the sevice many GPs offer it is too much.

    I think they should get £100k gross maximum (the average is about 108k right now i think), that it is more than enough for the hours, difficulty of work and speciality of it.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Hardly representative of all or most GPs.
    Very true :yes:

    And a 'number of GPs' could simply mean 3 or whatever.
    Surely we want to be looking at means, medians, and general statistics, as opposed to a few isolated cases, before we judge Doctors? :rolleyes:
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    It's the DAILY MAIL... need I say any more?
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    i couldn't be bothered to read the aticle...

    do u want to get paid **** all to deal with ill people all day every day?

    as i interpret some responses, is this huge amount that given to a senior practitioner who then pays to have a surgery and staff ect, so he(or she) sees not much of the 'big' amount?
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    (Original post by DeeDub)
    They get paid too much. I don't begrudge them the money, but for the sevice many GPs offer it is too much.

    I think they should get £100k gross, that it is more than enough for the hours, difficulty of work and speciality of it.
    General practice is a lot harder than the public give it credit for. Compare GP's and neurosurgeons; the public will 'respect' neurosurgeons far more, predominantly because they're 'brain surgeons' while GP's don't give you the drugs you want. But while neuroscience is undeniably a intensely complex subject, a neurosurgeon specialises only within the nervous system and can therefore recognise 99% (or thereabouts) of everything they see straight away. A GP gets perhaps 10 minutes or less in a consultation to correctly recognise a patient's symptoms (which could be from kidney problems to dizziness to depression) to then either reassure/prescribe drugs/refer to specialists. They could see 30 patients a day. A good GP is worth their own weight in gold and they should be seen by the public as such.

    EDIT: DeeDub, that wasn't a go at you by the way, I just quoted the most recent post to type my reply to :p:
 
 
 
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