NHS Pay

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 16th October 2002.

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Photo of Angus MacKay Angus MacKay Labour

Question S1W-30221

To ask the Scottish Executive what the average annual salary of (a) hospital doctors, (b) nurses and (c) GPs has been in each year since 1996.

Photo of Malcolm Chisholm Malcolm Chisholm Labour

The average annual salary of hospital doctors and nurses in each year since 1996 is shown in the table.

Estimated Average Annual Salary for Hospital Doctors and Nurses

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

Hospital Doctors

£31,815

£33,157

£34,907

£36,360

£37,637

£39,106

Nurses

£15,278

£15,916

£16,600

£17,639

£18,455

£19,321

General Practitioners are not employees but independent contractors and as such do not attract a salary. They are paid a series of fees and allowances aimed at producing an Intended Average Net Income (IANI) for each GP. The Intended Average Net Income for 1996 - 2001 are as follows:

Intended Average Net Income for General Medical Practitioners

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

GMPs

£44,483

£46,450

£49,030

£52,600

£54,220

£56,335

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