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Publication of NHS payments to general practice

On 12 February 2015 Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) published NHS payments to individual providers of general practice services (including practices, walk-in centres and health centres) in England for 2013/14.

The report will break down payments by category including Global Sum, MPIG, QOF, enhanced services etc.

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What practices need to do

Practices do not have to do anything in relation to this publication as data is taken from the HSCIC GP payments system.

 

Get in touch for support

GPs should use their Area Team contact for any queries relating to the published figures on NHS payments to general practice. If publication of these figures generates media interest, GPC are available to support practices.

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What GPC thinks about the publication of NHS payments to general practice

BMA GPs committee chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul said:

"Today's report clearly shows how good value the general practice service is for the NHS, although it does also underline the sheer scale of work that GP practices are being asked the undertake.

"These figures demonstrate that GP services are delivering comprehensive care for a whole year at a cost of £136 per person. This funds unlimited access to GP appointments - now more than 6 visits per year on average - as well as home visits and care for housebound vulnerable patients, immunisation programmes, cervical screening, chronic disease management and many other services.

"However, GP services are finding it increasingly difficult to make this funding stretch to meet the demands that are now being placed on them. Many GP practices are struggling to cope with the growing needs of their aging populations on shrinking resources that is made worse by staff shortages and the wider transfer of more unresourced work from hospitals into the community. Politicians and NHS managers now need to focus their energy on ensuring overstretched and underfunded GP services get the resources they need to deliver enough appointments and services to their patients."