To put an end to a tug of war regarding the pay for doctors, The NHS has put outlines as to how doctors should be paid as of 1st April 2013. In these outlines, different doctors and trainees in different fields and levels of training will have a salary as stipulated in the outlines.
A doctor in training will earn a basic salary and also be given a supplement in the event that he works past the stipulated hours which are between 7am and 7pm. He is also entitled to a supplement if he works for over 40 hours a week. Under the same guidelines, the junior hospital trainee who is in their first year is to be paid a basic starting salary of £22,636. The same trainee will earn a basic salary of £28,076 once they are in their 2nd foundational year.
For a specialised training doctor, a basic starting salary of £30,002 is applicable and additional 20%-50% of their basic salary will be earned in supplement.
SAS Doctors or those in the new speciality doctors’ grade will earn a salary of ranging from £37,176 to £69,325. Consultants will earn a salary range of £75,249 to £101,451. This however is affected by the length of service.
Finally there are the General Practitioners (GPs). These fall in two categories. There are those that are self employed and hold contracts either alone or as part of a clinical commissioning group (CCG). The payment for those that work alone is dependent on the type of services they offer or on the way they deliver those services.
However, for salaried GPs that are part of a CCG the set salary standards should be between £54,319 and £81,969. However, this payment is affected by a variety of factors, some of them being experience and length of service. The new outlines have ironed out several issues as well restructured some payments.