General practice payments increase 5.9% in Scotland in 2016-17

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  • General practice payments increase 5.9% in Scotland in 2016-17

    General practice payments increase 5.9% in Scotland in 2016-17

    Monday, 13 November 2017 10:32
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a pound imageNovember 13 2017

Payments to Scotland’s 966 general practices rose to £798.4 million in 2016-17, an increase of £44.6 million or 5.9% on the previous year. 

This can be broken down into:

  • £650.8 million for GP-run General Medical Services (GMS) contracted practices;
  • £110.8 million for GP-run locally negotiated contracted practices;
  • £36.8 million for NHS Board run practices.

Annual data released by Information Services Division of NHSScotland also notes that:

  • the Global Sum amounted to £570.7 million, incorporating the now retired Quality and Outcomes Framework payment;
  • 898 general practices received £25.6 million QOF payments in 2016-17, a decrease of £59.0 million (69.7%) compared to 2015/16;
  • £23.1 million was paid to 95 general practices for dispensing services in 2016-17, up £0.1m on the previous year when 100 practices received dispensing payments.

Global Sum payments amounted to “nearly £126 million in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and over £85 million in NHS Lothian. It is less than £5 million in each of the three island boards,” said ISD. Per capita payments, however, indicate that Western Isles received around £150 per patient, compared to around £90 in Lothian.

Links:
ISD announcement          
ISD Publication Summary ‘NHSScotland Payments to General Practice Financial Year 2016/17’   
ISD Publication Report ‘NHSScotland Payments to General Practice Financial Year 2016/17’       

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