HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 cc228-9W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average salary of (a) a junior doctor and (b) a qualified nurse in the National Health Service.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

The estimated average salary for junior doctors in all grades is approximately £11,850 and for the nursing grades of enrolled nurse and above £7,220. These figures include the average basic salary for a 40-hour week for junior doctors—37½ hours for nurses—and payments for on-call, out-of-hours work and other allowances.