Declaring GP Earnings / General Practice Pay Transparency

From 1 October 2022, the GMS and PMS regulations were amended to require some GPs to self-declare their earnings

The principles of pay transparency in general practice were agreed between NHSEI and GPC England in 2019 and published in Investment and evolution – a five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement the NHS long term plan.

The GMS, AMPS and PMS regulations contractually oblige the below individuals to self-declare their NHS earnings, if above the NHS earnings threshold for the relevant financial year.

The deadline for the submission of 2022/23 general practice pay transparency self-declarations is 30 April 2024. Individuals are required to self-declare if their 2022/23 NHS earnings are above £159,000.

NHS England has published pay transparency guidance which includes information on:

  • who is required to make the self-declaration
  • the definition of NHS earnings for the purpose of general practice pay transparency
  • how the self-declaration is made
  • how the information collected will be used

This is all NHS earnings and not limited to income related to the GMS, AMPS or PMS contract and services.

Individuals required to self declare their NHS earnings

  • individuals who hold the GP contract as partners (including partners who are not GPs) and contractors who are individual medical practitioners
  • partners of clinical sub-contractors and sub-contractors who are an individual (including partners of any onward clinical sub-contractors and any onward clinical sub-contractor who is an individual)
  • individuals who work for (are engaged by) either a contractor (regardless of whether the contractor is an individual medical practitioner, a partnership or a limited company) or clinical sub-contractor (including any onward clinical sub-contractors) under either:
    • i. a contract of employment
    • ii. a contract for services
    • iii. or as a company officer
  • Individuals engaged by a third party to provide clinical services (for example a locum engaged via an employment agency).

There is further information from the BMA on declaring GP earnings over £150,000

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