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31 January 2019
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GPs who are drawing more than £150k per year in NHS funding will be named from 2020 as part of a drive to ‘increase transparency on NHS earnings’, officials said.
As part of the new contract, a new ‘mechanism’ will be put in place in future years to determine those GPs earning more than £150,000 a year – although it is unclear how this will work as yet.
GPs have been required to publish average individual net earning on their practice website since 2016/17, following a previous move to increase transparency on earnings.
Speaking to Pulse, BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey said: ‘We have recognised that there is increasingly a call for transparency to be put in place. [NHS managers] have their pay published in a public way.
‘So we accept GPs who earn more than £150,000 from NHS earnings, for their pay to be published from 2020.
‘Linked to this, NHS England and the Government are going to be exploring similar arrangements for other NHS contractors.’
This story was first published on our sister publication Pulse.