Salaried GP pay ranges

Read about the salaried GP pay range which was established in 2004 with the model contract and each year is uplifted by the DDRB recommendation. 

Updated: Friday 19 July 2024
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Each year the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration Body (DDRB) recommends an uplift for specific groups of salaried doctors and dentists, as determined by it’s remit.

The specific rate of uplift awarded to salaried GPs each year differs between each nation. Please find below a link to the current pay circular for Wales.

As part of the recommendations that it makes annually, the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration Body (DDRB) publishes recommended pay ranges for salaried GPs.

GP partners should pass on the uplift to the salaried GPs working in their practice. The default salaried GP model contract entitles employees to "annual increments... each year in accordance with the Government's decision on the pay of general practitioners" following the recommendation of the DDRB. 

Please check your contract, which may defer from the model salaried contract, for an uplift clause to confirm what you’re entitled to.

The DDRB recommended pay range, by nation, is outlined below:


Pay ranges by nation 2023/24

Nation Minimum Maximum
England 68,974 104,086
Wales 71,738 108,249
Scotland 69,993 104,468
Northern Ireland 69,974 105,592

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If the uplift has not been applied

If the uplift has not been applied to your salary automatically, you can request the increase formally from your employer using the following letters:

Download letter for salaried GPs

Download letter for non-standard salaried GPs

This circular informs employers of the pay arrangements from April for staff covered by the national medical and dental TCS. Payment, including arrears, can usually be expected within September salaries.