General Practitioners

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average pension was of a retired GP in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Data has been provided by the Government Actuary’s Department on the average pension of general practitioners who have retired in each of the last six years.

The information is not available for the last 10 years as requested. Information that is available is in the following table.

Year

Average Pension (£)

2012-13

44,600

2011-12

45,800

2010-11

43,300

2009-10

42,100

2008-09

40,400

2007-08

38,800

1. This information is based on intervaluation movements data provided by National Health Service Business Services Authority for the 2012 scheme valuation and 2014 resource accounts (which were based on 2013 data).

2. The average pension provided in the table above is the average pre-commuted pension coming into payment for both general medical and dental practitioners. Since 2008 NHS Pension scheme members have been able to commute up to 25% of their pension in return for an enhanced lump sum.

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