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New figures reveal the earnings and expenses of GPs and dentists

10 September, 2015: New figures outlining the earnings and expenses of GPs and dentists in 2013-14 have been published today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

GP Earnings and Expenses, 2013-14 provides a detailed study of both NHS and private earnings and the expenses of GPs contracted to the NHS2 in the UK. The report includes contractor and salaried GPs,3 working full or part-time.

In the GP report, data are presented by country, practice size, rurality classification, Local NHS England Office and NHS England Region. Additionally, the annexes contain data by age band and gender.

Dental Earnings and Expenses, 2013-14 Initial Analysis publishes figures of the earnings and expenses of primary care dentists who carried out some NHS/Health Service work in the UK.4 Both full and part-time self-employed primary care dentists are included in the report.

This UK dental release contains high level results for all countries. A second UK release containing additional analysis by gender, age band, region and working patterns will be published on 30 October 2015.

Time series data are available for each of the reports published today.5

The full reports are at:

GP Earnings and Expenses, 2013-14

Dental Earnings and Expenses, 2013-14 Initial Analysis


Notes to editors

  1. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was established on April 1 2013 as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB). It is England's trusted data source, delivering high quality information and IT systems to drive better patient services, care and outcomes. Its work includes publishing more than 260 statistical publications annually; providing a range of specialist data services; managing informatics projects and programmes and developing and assuring national systems against appropriate contractual, clinical safety and information standards.
  2. Contractor GPs in this report work under one of two types of contract - General Medical Services (GMS) contract or a Primary Medical Services (PMS) contract. Figures relating to contractor GPs in this release relate to the earnings and expenses of GPs working under either type of contract.
  3. A contractor GP owns or has a share in a GP Practice whereas a salaried GP is employed and paid a fixed salary within the Practice. In the GP Earnings and Expenses report, GPs are called combined GPs when talking about both contractor and salaried GPs together.
  4. This is the second year a UK report is being produced for the Dental Earnings and Expenses publication. In previous years three separate reports were produced throughout the year for individual countries; England & Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The new structure consists of multiple releases of a UK report that includes data for all countries. The UK reports will contain all information previously produced in the three separate country reports, using the same methodology.
  5. A time series for the GP Earnings and Expenses reports from 2002-03 is available at The Dental Earnings and Expenses report publishes a time series for England & Wales from 2006-07 and for Scotland from 2008-09, available at
  6. For media enquires or interview requests please contact or telephone 0300 30 33 888. Please note the change to our media line number.
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