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gp-careFebruary 16 2015

Gross NHS payments to GPs amounted to £7,631.7 million in 2013-14, for 8,060 general practice service providers.

Of this, £3,934.4m went to the 4,478 providers with a General Medical Services contract, and £3,632.4m went to the 3,499 providers with a Personal Medical Service contract. In addition, £64.8m went to 83 providers with an Alternative Provider Medical Services contract.

The figures have been published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. It has also broken payments down into dispensing and non-dispensing practices, with £1,653.6m being paid to the 1,143 providers for dispensing practices, and £5,978.1m to the 6,917 providers for non-dispensing practices.

“The main payment categories include Global Sum, the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG), Balance of PMS expenditure, Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) and Enhanced Services,” says HSCIC.

“These payments exclude invoices raised by providers that were paid directly from other sources, for example by NHS England Area Teams or Local Authority Public Health funding. As these payments are, in effect, the bulk of the income (ie turnover) of providers, they do not therefore represent their profits as they take no account of the expenditure incurred in delivering services.”

Commenting on the figures, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA GP committee chair, 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 six 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.”

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