Britain's GPs are among the best-paid in the Western world, study finds 

The study shows GPs in the UK earn an average of three times as much as other workers 

Britain's GPs are among the best paid in the western world, a major report has found.

The international study shows that family doctors now earn more than three times as much as the average employee.

GP partners typically earn more than £115,000 a year for full-time work, with most family doctors opting for part-time hours.  

Despite this, the country is facing a growing shortage, with mounting concern about how NHS hospitals - already under unprecedented strain - will cope as GPs close their doors for Christmas.

Patients’ groups said the figures were “extraordinary”.

Pay has risen substantially since the introduction of a GP contract under the last Labour government, which allowed doctors to...

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