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MPIG-reliant practice faces 25% drop in funding after NHS England backtracks on protection for 'outliers'

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MPIG reliance maybe due to variosu factors. 1) Atypical population (as mentioned by Dr.Speers) 2) Abnormal workload requiring more staff- ? due to area served, type of population-deprived, inner city, socio-cultural factors.i.e. historically needed more funding 3) rarely organizational factors. If the government imposes MPIG loss without reason , practices will have to find savings.Given the nGMS in 2004 was negotiated when average consultation was 2.5 consultations per patient per GP the practice can impose a maximum appts based on same figure and anyone who can`t get in can go to A&E. This will cause problems to local economy and CCG but will make others take notice. The best alternative which is fair would be based on actual consultations and be paid a HRG tariff for GP consultations per 10 min, per 5 min, nurse consultations, telephone consultations, cost for form filling, reviewing reportsand lttrs from hospital etc. GPC needs to work out a tarrif for primary care please

Posted date

17 Feb 2014

Posted time

12:19pm

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