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Pensions and GP role to top LMCs' agenda

Software errors that meant every practice in England and Wales was paid the wrong amounts for two consecutive quarters have still not been solved.

The GPC has said it is 'extremely concerned' at the slow progress being made in rectifying the problem with the Exeter system and getting balancing payments made.

The problem was spotted in January but errors of over £1,000 in some cases caused by the wrong formula being applied for list size changes, may not be corrected until late May. Practices whose lists had increased were underpaid whereas those who lost patients were overpaid.

'The latest promise is that the IT experts and the Department of Health should be in a position to discuss this in mid to late May,' the GPC said. 'We cannot agree to payment changes without consideration of their effects on practices.'

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