Salaried GPs' pay ranges

Pay ranges for salaried GPs are set by the DDRB. See the ranges here.

Location: UK
Audience: GPs
Updated: Thursday 30 September 2021
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Pay ranges by nation

Nation Minimum £ Maximum £
England 62,269 93,965
Scotland 61,346 91,564
Northern Ireland 58,205 87,831
Wales 63,803 96,278

There is no pay scale for salaried GPs.

The minimum annual salary for a full-time salaried GP working 37.5 hours or nine sessions per week in England is £62,269 for 2021-22 (plus London weighting).

For a doctor working less than full time, this salary is calculated pro rata.

While the DDRB pay range for salaried GPs in England goes up to £93,965, there is no upper limit. You must ensure your salary reflects your level of responsibility, experience and qualifications.

The exact salary for all GPs is a matter of negotiation between the salaried GP and the employer.

Following the 2021 DDRB recommendations the pay uplift for salaried GPs is 3%, whereas for the GP contract it is 2.1%.

Pay uplift is determined by the terms of contract, but GP practices are encouraged to provide the full 3% uplift for all salaried GPs.

How to apply the uplift
  • The GMS contract regulations, and standard PMS agreement (since 2015), state that practices must employ Salaried GPs on terms no less favourable than the model contract, so this should be adhered to.
  • The Salaried GP model contract states ‘annual increments on [incremental date] each year and in accordance with the Government’s decision on the pay of general practitioners following the recommendation of the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body’. Therefore, if this wording is included in the employment contract, the full 2.8% uplift must be provided.
  • The model contract may be amended by agreement, so it will depend on the individual agreement between the practice and the Salaried GP. If it includes the clause above then the 2.8% must be provided. If a different annual increment/calculation is included in the contract, or if the contract is silent on this point, then the practice is still encourage to pass on the full 2.8%.
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