New report suggests gender pay gap for doctors has widened during pandemic



A new report suggests that the gender pay gap for doctors has grown during the pandemic, with female doctors being disproportionately affected by declining incomes.

The Medscape UK 2021 Physician Salary and Sanctification Survey, conducted between November 10, 2020 and February 16, 2021, includes responses from more than 1,000 physicians in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. North.

This includes doctors from a range of specialties, with 73% working in the NHS, 23% working both in the NHS and the private sector and 4% in the private sector only.

The report examines changes in average physician salaries since Medscape’s last Salary and Satisfaction Survey released in 2019.

It found that overall, 29% of British doctors reported a drop in their income, down from 17% in 2019. Some doctors attributed the drop in income to COVID-19 “several times”, while others cited different reasons.

The report also suggests that women experienced a greater reduction in their income, with female physicians reporting a 10% reduction in their income on average, double that reported by male physicians.

This has resulted in an increase in the gender pay gap from £ 32,000 in 2018 to £ 35,000 currently, according to Medscape.

This translated into satisfaction with pay for the respective genders, with more female physicians – 67% – feeling under-rewarded for their work compared to 59% of male physicians.

In addition, the report found that the average pay gap between GPs and specialists has also grown, with GPs reporting an average drop of £ 12,000 to £ 92,000 compared to specialists, who reported a average drop from £ 9,000 to £ 105,000.

Looking across generations, the highest salary dissatisfaction was reported by millennials – 74% – compared to millennials – 74% – and baby boomers – 50%.


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