Future Healthcare

Competition set to soar

By Olive Carterton

Private doctors – be they consultants or GPs – could see a surge in competition if findings from a new report are realised.

It reveals that, with the increasing dissatisfaction with pay and workload pressures in the NHS, as many as 28% of doctors in the UK are considering taking on private work.

Findings from a new Doctor’s Salary report from Medscape reveal that private work is a more popular option with men (30%) rather  than women (23%).

Over a third (34%) of GPs are considering exploring the independent route alongside 27% of specialists.

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