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

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    (Original post by Tomyuri)
    its in the Daily Telegraph.
    If the OP posted a link, then maybe I'd trust them more. :yep:
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    To be honest I couldn't give a toss what the wage is. As long as its enough to keep funding a house, car, sky tv and a fully stocked fridge, thats fine by me :yep:

    p.s. Please don't read the Daily Fail. It makes me sad.
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    (Original post by Roberto_Ferrari)
    Erm, no you don't. You're a student so I doubt you earn enough to fall into the 20% rate of tax.
    I'm not a student at the moment. And yeah, you're right, I don't make that much money, but they tax me at 40% and I'm not planning on claiming it back.
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    (Original post by jamie2124)
    i dont all they do is pass you on to someone who knows what there talking about or give you painkillers.
    Without them how would you get to see the specialist in the first place, or even know which specialism to go to?

    (Original post by DeeDub)
    I don't think anyone 'deserves' such a large salary. You can earn a gigantic salary if you work in the private sector, but as an employees of the state they do not 'earn' anything, they provide a service. A salary much higher than 100k (that would still put them in the top 1% of earners) is unecessarily large and a waste of taxpayers money. I don't think a salary of 100k would put people off being a GP.

    Also according to my calculations:

    Gold = £20,000 per Kg

    Average weight of GP = 70Kg

    Worth of weight in gold: £1.4m

    Years of work ~ 35

    Giving a final salary of £40,000 per annum. :p:
    Awesome. Just awesome. :beard:
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    £200 pounds an hour isn't that much to be frank.

    Locum Consultant Psychiatrist can pull in more. But remember that there are reasons for that.
    1. It's one of the most unpleasant jobs in the health service.
    2. It requires very special skills and training to fill.
    3. There are far too few people with those skills and training.
    3. Many of those with the skills and training don't want to do it.
    4. The NHS needs to pay that to attract remotely competent people to fill the gaps in service provision.

    Fundamentally that's what this is all about - there was a shortage of GPs, five years ago the outlook was horrendous, primary care was due to collapse within twenty years because no ****** in their right mind wanted anything to do with it because the pay and conditions were so ****. So...
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    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    Without them how would you get to see the specialist in the first place, or even know which specialism to go to?



    Awesome. Just awesome. :beard:
    Especially since I weigh a little more than 70 kg!

    Ker-ching!

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    Not representative at all... My dad's a GP and is earning in the high 100's/low 200's...
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    GPs work hard, as do all doctors, the average wage for a GP is £70,000 - £80,000, I think it should be more, Doctors seem to be so undervalued in our society its unbelievable.
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    Ok this thread is now too long for me to read in its entirety, but I did have an argument about something similar a couple of days ago. What people often overlook is that GPs have to pay for staff and premeses - they get some money towards this but it doesnt cover everything. Very few GPs are going to be walking home with a cheque for over 250k (even if you did make 380k, after tax this is going to be closer to 200). Its not a cash cow job, otherwise every medical student would want to be a GP...
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    (Original post by natty_d)
    If the OP posted a link, then maybe I'd trust them more. :yep:
    what the hell is that meant to mean?
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    They deserve it. Completely.
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    (Original post by Rizzletastic)
    "up to" is a very deceitful term for stupid people.

    LOL
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    (Original post by martin101)
    Ok this thread is now too long for me to read in its entirety, but I did have an argument about something similar a couple of days ago. What people often overlook is that GPs have to pay for staff and premeses - they get some money towards this but it doesnt cover everything. Very few GPs are going to be walking home with a cheque for over 250k (even if you did make 380k, after tax this is going to be closer to 200). Its not a cash cow job, otherwise every medical student would want to be a GP...
    a lot of medical students want to be G.Ps, because it is only 5 years training to get on a consultant grade.
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    (Original post by davey jones)
    a lot of medical students want to be G.Ps, because it is only 5 years training to get on a consultant grade.
    I don't think many student actually think of being a GP for that reason.
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    yes and none of them go into medicine for money. And we all live in a furry utopia, where everything is brilliant and money doesn't matter.
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    GP becomes attractive when you consider that you could retire quite early.

    you could be out when you are 50.....sitting in the sun till you get a stroke at 70.
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    (Original post by davey jones)
    yes and none of them go into medicine for money. And we all live in a furry utopia, where everything is brilliant and money doesn't matter.
    :rolleyes:

    I never said it wasn't about money but I would say that money isn't the greatest motivation for people. I,however, would say that the primary competing motivations are that people enjoy what the job entails and that people want to have the freedom that GPs seemingly have in order to start a family and have enough time to be with said family.

    Job satisfaction is highly important,I'd never do a job disliked just because the money is good. That takes a special sort of person that people in my year aren't.
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    ahaa, so do nursing then.

    become a sister before you could become a GP, and earn £40,000 a year.


    i'm not smart enough to get to sister level, personally.
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    most sisters arent on 40k
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    The daily mail makes me laugh. Is this 380k figure including taxes?
 
 
 
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