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GPs are minted.

I know one who owns outright a £2m house he bought back only 5 years or so ago (so not pre-boom cheap).

Also sent 3 kids to private school at 25k a pop pa.

Not really possible to do that unless he was pulling in > 250k pa

And he still drives a rusting 10 year old people carrier!!

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12...s-200-hour.html

'Family doctors are earning up to £380,000 a year, a Daily Mail investigation has revealed.

GPs take home 'jaw-dropping' sums thanks to bonuses and overtime payments.

They are being paid more than £200 an hour for evenings and weekends - work they did for free before the bungled introduction of a new contract in 2004. Six years ago GPs were paid around £70,000..........

Matthew Elliott, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: 'Some GPs are now earning jaw-dropping amounts of money despite a reduction in their requirement to do out-of-hours work.

'With many people struggling even to get appointments it is ludicrous that GP pay has soared. The pay and perks of every GP should be published to let taxpayers assess if we're getting good value......

GPs with their own pharmacies also increase their take-home pay.

Critics say it is too easy for GPs to gain maximum points and accuse them of ignoring patients like dementia victims who are not covered by the scheme.'

no wonder we're skint.they were happy(well probably not) to do it all for 70k a few years back

One of Gordans great achievements...to make GPS work less hours for a vast salary

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12...s-200-hour.html

'Family doctors are earning up to £380,000 a year, a Daily Mail investigation has revealed.

GPs take home 'jaw-dropping' sums thanks to bonuses and overtime payments.

They are being paid more than £200 an hour for evenings and weekends - work they did for free before the bungled introduction of a new contract in 2004. Six years ago GPs were paid around £70,000..........

Matthew Elliott, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: 'Some GPs are now earning jaw-dropping amounts of money despite a reduction in their requirement to do out-of-hours work.

'With many people struggling even to get appointments it is ludicrous that GP pay has soared. The pay and perks of every GP should be published to let taxpayers assess if we're getting good value......

GPs with their own pharmacies also increase their take-home pay.

Critics say it is too easy for GPs to gain maximum points and accuse them of ignoring patients like dementia victims who are not covered by the scheme.'

no wonder we're skint.they were happy(well probably not) to do it all for 70k a few years back

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I don't see a problem with GPs being well paid, but figures in excess of 100k should be scrutinized.

Depends on your definition of well paid! There is also the value for money arguement.

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I don't see a problem with GPs being well paid, but figures in excess of 100k should be scrutinized.

50K is extremely well paid.

its twice the national average.

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At least GPs contribute to society, unlike those leeches in Canary Wharf.

Agreed X-QUORK. Brings things into focus, particularly when you consider a lot of the chinless wonders in Canary Wharf have little or no real qualifications and very little intelligence.

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About a year ago I had a medical complaint. I researched the symptoms on the internet and found out everything I needed to know with regards to the course of treatment to follow.

I then went to my GP who proceeded to fob me off with "There is nothing that can be done" blah blah blah. I then told him the course of treatment that should be followed and once he realised I knew what I was talking about he completely back tracked on his previous opinion.

Through discussion with him it became apparent that the only reason he tried to fob me off was the cost of the treatment. It is at that point I realised that my Doctor had morphed into an Accountant and had stopped serving the best interests of his patients. On top of that his Porsche was packed in the Surgery drive way.

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It's a closed shop cartel.

I've paid my money up front, now how do I get a green invoice or an appointment with a consultant except via the GP that has been appointed to me?

How do I decide that I don't want to fund the £380k a year GP, but instead the £50k a year GP?

It's a scam funded by extortion. Just like the BBC, banksters, MPs, councils and most of this country.

Steal taxes on pain of imprisonment - force me to use bloated, non-competitive gravy train 'services'.

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I actually did a locum for a GP that was the centre of a media onslaught two years ago for earning £250k (since retired on grounds of ill health)

What the papers never bothered to report was that the 250k did not include deductions for salaried GPs working at the surgery. After deductions, his real income was £110k

The taxpayers' alliance have their own agenda - this may include privatisation of the NHS, something they haven't said directly.

The experience we have so far of using the private sector in the NHS runs as follows:

- OOH costs have rocketed whilst quality of care has degraded

- ISTCs carrying out elective surgery cost much more, cherry-pick easier patients and still run high complication rates

- a privately-run WIC consultation with a nurse costs nearly 100% more than an equivalent NHS GP consultation

- the private GP services invading the NHS, run by multinationals like United Healthcare, cost as much or more than traditionally run GP, and employ fewer GPs. Some have openly stated an intention to reduce the GP:Patient ratio from 1:1400 to 1:7000

Don't believe the hype! And be careful what you wish for. The GP-bashing is for a specific purpose - to run primary care with cheaper staff employed by multinationals cosy with HMG through the healthcare lobby.

(PS - I voted against the 2004 contract)

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I think very few earn quite this much, but certainly it has gone up a lot. It's because the government messed up in their calculations when trying to incentivise targets. They get bonuses for meeting a lot of targets they already did before, and a lot more frequently than the gov expected.

However, this has had the counter effect of many more people choosing the GP route out of med school a few years ago, and now things are completely reversed. Too many qualified GPs chasing too few jobs.

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It's a closed shop cartel.

I've paid my money up front, now how do I get a green invoice or an appointment with a consultant except via the GP that has been appointed to me?

How do I decide that I don't want to fund the £380k a year GP, but instead the £50k a year GP?

It's a scam funded by extortion. Just like the BBC, banksters, MPs, councils and most of this country.

Steal taxes on pain of imprisonment - force me to use bloated, non-competitive gravy train 'services'.

Phew, another one who gets it.

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Phew, another one who gets it.

Have to say Minos, this is pushing the boundaries of pay. Conceeded.

But it says upto £380k a year. Whats the median?

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Patient in pain - prescribe painkillers

Patient with cold / flu - prescribe antibiotics

Patient with fungal infection - prescribe anti fungal

Patient with unkown problem - refer to specialist

I could teach pretty much anyone to do what a GP does in a week or two. Why they earn any more than 50 k amazes me and why people look up to them as some kind of intelligent super being also amazes me. They are just another cog in system of slavery and robbery. They do exactly what the pharmaceutical companies tell them to do. They know exactly who pays their bills and their allegence is not to patient care, but big pharma profit.

I am sure there are some good GPs still left, but ive never met one. Mostly just patronising, useless, overpaid automatons. They are interested in disease management not healthcare. It is their job to keep the ill alive for as long as possible, on as many medications as possible, to maximise profit for the likes of their mates at glaxo et al.

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I think very few earn quite this much, but certainly it has gone up a lot. It's because the government messed up in their calculations when trying to incentivise targets. They get bonuses for meeting a lot of targets they already did before, and a lot more frequently than the gov expected.

However, this has had the counter effect of many more people choosing the GP route out of med school a few years ago, and now things are completely reversed. Too many qualified GPs chasing too few jobs.

So they can just set up a surgery and undercut the competition then right? Win/Win for the taxpayer.

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Another planted story for political ends. Do we want our brightest students to go into medicine? Or would we prefer them to go into spivery and speculation?

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At least doctors have some benefit for individuals and society, unlike say MP's and banksters. My best mate is a doctor, his wife a GP, and no they don't get paid that well, stop reading the Daily Mail. It's like saying all footballers earn £130K a week simply because John Terry does.

I also like the medical professions philosophy, "Life, a sexually transmitted disease that is terminal".

If you want a cynical view of life, hang out with health professionals.

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I could teach pretty much anyone to do what a GP does in a week or two.

They've started diagnosing over the phone a long time ago with NHS direct and now for swine flu - so GPs on way out perhaps?

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Have to say Minos, this is pushing the boundaries of pay. Conceeded.

But it says upto £380k a year. Whats the median?

I'm not really concerned with how much they earn. I don't want to pay for other people to use them. Politicians use the emotive health issue to win votes and exert control. Doctors are more than happy to take advantage of this situation (DYIV excluded).

Most people would realise what a waste of money it is for the majority of them if they used their heads. It would be cheaper to make your own provisions in the majority of cases. I've had enough of the welfare state in all it's evil endeavours.

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Another planted story for political ends. Do we want our brightest students to go into medicine? Or would we prefer them to go into spivery and speculation?

You could argue that there is no difference between the two.

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this is utter garbage.

GPs get crap deal - there is an organised campaign to under mine the profession and replace the partnerships with large corporations.

Do not buy this crap. My wife is a GP working full time getting around 60k as a salaried GP. Does she deserve that? probably best to ask the countless peoples whose lives she has saved. there is barely a week goes by when someone with an "arm ache"'s life is not saved from just this one GPO. seeing one person every 10 minutes all day, regularly missing lunch. it is a tough job for mediocre salary

i hope you people are deeply ashamed of the comments against GPs on this thread

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Another planted story for political ends. Do we want our brightest students to go into medicine? Or would we prefer them to go into spivery and speculation?

How about they go into engineering and manufacturing?

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