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a pound imageSeptember 26 2017

The NHS paid £8,883.8 million across 7,763 general practice service providers in 2016-17, NHS Digital has announced.

 The main components were the Global Sum of £3,176.8 million, and Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) payments of £690.8 million.

The £8.9 billion figure can be further broken down as follows:

  • £5,949.8 million was paid to 5,301 providers with a GMS contract;
  • £2,648.1 million was paid to 2,127 providers with a PMS contract;
  • £268.6 million was paid to 279 providers with the APMS contract;
  • £17.3 million was paid to 56 providers with an unknown contract type.

This equates to:

  • £1,849.1 million to 1,094 providers for dispensing services;
  • £7,017.5 million to 6,559 providers for non-dispensing services;
  • £17.2 million to 110 providers with an unknown dispensing status.

The figures record payments made through the NHS Digital GP Payments system (the National Health Applications and Infrastructure Services – NHAIS), and NHS England's Integrated Single Finance Environment (ISFE), which captured all CCG and regional local team payments made directly to practices.

“In 2016-17, all payments captured in ISFE, which amount to a net total of £806.2 million, are include in the report” said NHS Digital. “Nationally the average NHS payment, including ISFE payments, was £151.37 per patient.”

The figures were published alongside the UK-wide NHS Investment in General Practice report. The set of NHS payment figures “is cash-based per provider of general practice services and figures will not, therefore, be the same as those in the Investment in General Practice report. That report is based upon expenditure for the period recorded on an accruals, rather than cash, basis – and also includes some centrally-managed funding, which is not paid to individual practices.”

Links:
NHS Digital ‘NHS Payments to General Practice England, 2016/17’ announcement.            
NHS Digital ‘NHS Payments to General Practice England, 2016/17’ documents    

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