Editorial Comment

Practice Manager Survey 2015

A short Survey about GP Practice Manager Salaries – Twenty Questions

The aim of this survey is to collect sufficient information from practice managers to try to demonstrate that their salaries do not reflect the extent of their role and responsibilities in relation to the size of the practice.  For instance, I have knowledge of two practices with around 8,000 patients paying their practice managers £35,000 and £48,000 pa respectively. You may well ask yourself the question why. Would you mind completing the survey and returning it to my email address – I will publish the results on my web site


  1. What is the salary in the range of as the Practice Manager?

Below £24,999                                                                                                   (   )

Between £25,000 and £29,999                                                                      (   )

Between £30,000 and £34,999                                                                      (   )

Between £35,000 and £39,999                                                                      (   )

Between £40,000 and £44,999                                                                      (   )

£45,000 and above                                                                                           (   )

Please tick appropriate box.

  1. Are you an employee of the practice?                                                               (YES)            (NO)
  2. How many weekly hours are you contracted to work?                               (         ) please insert number
  3. How many hours per week do you think you actually work?                  (         ) please insert number
  4. Are you a non-medical partner (not an employee)?                                    (YES)             (NO)
  5. What is the current practice list size?                                                          (                ) please insert number
  6. Do you run Practice payroll software in the practice?                                (YES)           (NO)
  7. Do you run the Practice account software in the practice?                      (YES)           (NO)
  8. Do you use an outside agency to run the payroll?                                         (YES)           (NO)
  9. How many Surgery premises are there in the practice?                            (         ) please insert number
  10. How many Whole time equivalent GPs work in the practice?           (              ) please insert number

Whole time GPs work 5 days per week for 9 sessions.

  1. How many self-employed GPs work in the practice?                             (          ) please insert number
  2. How many salaried GPs work in the practice?                                        (          ) please insert number
  3. How many WTE staff are employed in the practice?                              (          ) please insert number

WTE – Whole Time Equivalent based on 37.5 hours per week both practice staff and nurses

  1. How many WTE nurses are employed in the practice?                         (          ) please insert number
  2. Do you have any paid/unpaid NHS outside commitments?                (YES) (NO)

Example – Practice Manager Representative on CCG

  1. How many hours is the surgery open each week?                                    (          ) please insert number
  2. Has your practice been the subject of a CQC inspection?                    (YES) (NO)

If YES please insert practice code (                    )

  1. Is your practice a training practice?                                                                (YES)   (NO)

If YES how many trainees are attached to the Practice (          ) insert number

  1. What is the general location of your practice?                                       cropped-Kingfisher-Logo.jpg (          ) please insert post code

Please save your completed form as a pdf file and return to


Robert Campbell

By Robert Campbell<br><img src="" alt="Robert Campbell" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>

Started work writing medical cards in 1966 at Staffordshire Executive Council. Have worked at Inner London Executive Council, Hertfordshire Executive Council, Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham FPC, Birmingham FPC, Dudley FPC and Wakefield FPC and Family Health Services Authority. I was seconded to the NHS Appeals Unit and have worked as a full time GP practice manager since 1992 until 2010. I was also an AMSPAR trainer at Park Lane College, Leeds. Now I work as a freelance author.

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