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Global sum uplift is a bit of a disappointment

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I get that there is plenty of funding being put into general practice in England.

We have the indemnity scheme funding. The payments to practices just to join a network. The money for networks that will hopefully trickle down to practices. Increases in payments for immunisations and QOF. Funding for new staff.

All these are no doubt welcome. But now that the increase in global sum has been revealed as 92p per patient, I would not blame GPs for feeling a little deflated right now.

This includes money to help you deal with subject access requests and to allow NHS 111 to directly book appointments into your schedule.

I would not blame GPs for feeling a little deflated right now

 

And don’t forget – it also includes redistributed money from the gradual abolition of MPIG and seniority payments.

I still believe the new contract is a decent one. But doubts still remain about how it will help GPs in the immediate term.

This funding uplift just intensifies these doubts.

Jaimie Kaffash is Editor of Pulse. You can follow him on Twitter @jkaffash

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Readers' comments (5)

  • Let common sense prevail

    For my practice I will get £1.76 network payment and £0.92 uplift in global sum. Then I will lose £1.90 Extended Hours, £0.85 seniority, £1.26 MPIG. Net: -£1.33 per patient.
    I'm not cockahoop!

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  • What about the 6% employer’s superannuation hike, this has all gone a bit quiet

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  • Ever been had, if you have not realised it yet the BMA have been had again and we have been right royally screwed over.Thanks for ending GP land.

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  • Let common sense prevail

    ....and whilst state indemnity might save us £3/patient (if 50% reduction), the hike in pension contributions is around £6/patient.

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  • Jaimie, come on. What hope have we if even you understate the reality of the situation. This is BS, and sh*te, and should never have been accepted (BMA are you listening?). You want market value? Let the free market decide.

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