Male GPs earn a third more than female doctors, review reveals

Male GPs earn a third more than female doctors, review reveals

Male GPs earn a third more than female doctors, review reveals

Women are under-represented in the most lucrative areas of medicine but over-represented in lower-paid specialities.

The pay gap among GPs is one of the worse in the NHS

Male GPs earn a third more than their female counterparts, a review of pay inequality in the NHS has found.

The discrepancy in income for family doctors has been identified as the most extreme example of gender pay inequality among medics.

The review, led by Dame Jane Dacre, former president of the Royal College of Physicians, found that male doctors in the NHS earn 17% more than their female colleagues overall.

The pay gap across the health service as a whole is 23%.

Two-thirds of consultants, the most senior and well-paid doctors, are men – a fact Dame Jane identified as one of the primary drivers of pay inequality.

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