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Unlike other professions, doctors are now required by law to publish the average earnings of GPs. 

Financial year 2016/17

An average GP at Church Close Surgery earned £53,000 gross for a full-time equivalent post

This is before tax, National Insurance and pension contribution has been taken off

The practice had 2 full-time equivalent GPs

The practice also has to pay the following:

£20,000 per year in medical insurance
£3,000 a year in postage
£18,000 a year in phone and utility bills
Nursing staff, reception and admin staff, pensions and other bills

In 2016/17 the practice spent £40,000 on Locum GPs

We are also a Proper Living Wage employer in line with the recommendations of The Living Wage Foundation

Find us here: Living Wage Map


Dr Teresa McDonnell (f)

Senior Partner

Teresa qualified in Dublin in 1983 where she did most of her postgraduate hospital training. She arrived in Telford in 1989 via North Shields and Stockport and joined Church Close Surgery in Oct 1994. She sits on the Shropshire Local Medical Committee and is a council member for Shropdoc.

Teresa works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Dr Ciju Thomas (f)

Dr Thomas joined us as a salaried GP in November 2015 and currently works Monday, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning Thursday and Friday.

Please contact reception to book an appointment with her.

Dr Simon Cockill (m)

Dr Simon Cockill joined us initially as a locum doctor, covering sessions when our salaried doctors were on annual leave. He joined us as a salaried doctor in October 2018. He currently has clinics on Monday and Tuesdays or Wednesdays. 

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