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Global sum to rise 5.9% to £80.59 per patient from April

The global sum payment per patient before weighting will increase by 5.9% for 2016/17 to £80.59 per patient.

The global sum increase represents one part of the overall £220m, or 3.2%, funding uplift for general practice announced in the new GP contract, which is intended to cover increased costs facing GPs and also deliver GPs a 1% pay rise.

In 2015/16 there were two global sum per patient figures to accommodate a reduction in seniority payments with a simultaneous reinvestment into the global sum budget, carried out in October 2015.

The value of the global sum for the first half of 2015/16 was £75.77 (a 3% increase from the year before) and £76.51 for the second half of the year, with NHS England using a mean average of those two figures, £76.14, to represent 2015/16 global sum in the increase calculation.

The global sum increase includes three elements of the contract that have been reinvested into core funding, following the retirement of the Dementia DES and reductions to MPIG and seniority payments ‘to ensure the overall investment in general practice is maintained following those changes’, an NHS England spokesperson said.

Readers' comments (9)

  • Bob Hodges

    Has ANYONE asked someone to compare £80.59 for a WHOLE YEAR of potentially UNLIMITED primary care, with the tariff costs of a single A&E or outpatient appointment.......and make a reasoned argument as to why that should be?

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  • ’to ensure the overall investment in general practice is maintained following those changes’, an NHS England spokesperson said.
    This says all that effective there is no rise but just robbing peter to pay Paul style shifting.
    BMA has announced Crisis meeting on 3rd May. lets see whether all doctors have balls to stand up to Mr. Hunt and say here we go all of us. Take your NHS and do what you want unless you are prepared to fund it properly. We don't care anymore.

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  • £80 buys you what on the open market? Crikey, I paid more than that to watch Arsenal at Christmas. Joke.

    Time for pay-per-item, NOW.

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  • I will refer more to secondary care in order to maintain a sensible work load and income.

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  • does the BMA or anyone for that matter do the maths to ensure this works out????

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  • At a recent meeting with a hospital colleague, I became aware the trust gets paid £43000 per medical student. I could not help thinking, what practices get paid is a pittance.

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  • Amazing isn't it that people will pay this per month for Sky and not complain about the service they get.

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  • It is £80 per consultation abroad for 59p extra unlimited consultations!
    By the way CQC fee hikes , living wage rise , MDU fees and "CCG savings" etc. I suspect won't make much difference after tax. Won't stop me moving.
    BMA please prepare us for privatisation and forget about NHS England etc.

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  • It is like this. If I were the DOH and I can get mugs like you to work for 80, why not. Buy off the leaders with gongs and such like and pay as little as you can. If you were HS, you would do the same. Simple. It is called value for public money. better still, get them to do 90% of all consultations for 80. [7% of the budget]
    The DOH knows there will always be starry eyed young ones who like a steth around their necks.

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