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GP funding figures to be published next week

The NHS funding and number of GPs in each practice will be published for the first time next week, in the first of a series of annual publications, NHS England has announced.

The publication of pay was included in the 2014/15 contract but, as previously reported by Pulse, the first set of figures will not be broken down to individual net pay but this level of detail is planned for the following publication in 2016.

The information, which forms part of NHS England’s ‘transparency’ agenda, will be made available on the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) website on Thursday 12 February.

It is expected to be accompanied by breakdown of the type of staff at the practice, including numbers of full and part-time GPs.

The GPC, which has reluctantly agreed to the publication, has warned it will not be useful or informative to patients. Opponents have also argued that it is a breach of GPs’ privacy.

Proponents of the publication, agreed in principle under the 2014/15 GMS contract, have argued that publishing individual pay would be helpful for GPs to prove a decline in net income after pension contributions and medical indemnity cover.

The publication will also span PMS and APMS practices.

In a news bulletin, NHS England said: ‘On 12 February, the Health and Social Care Information Centre will publish NHS payments to individual providers of general practice services in England for 2013/14. This will be the first in a series of annual publications, as agreed by the Technical Steering Committee, membership of which includes the General Practitioners Committee.

‘The publication is in line with the NHS commitment to transparency and NHS England’s commitment to publish these details, which it considers are in the public interest. Publication also fulfils NHS England’s commitment to publish the payments.’

Please note: This story was changed at 12:31 09/02/15 to reflect that it will be practice funding and not GP pay that will be published

Readers' comments (25)

  • Look forward to it! bring GPs in line with other public sector workers,

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  • What figures are they using ? I havent given them site of my practice accounts !

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  • they'll probably just make it up like the Daily Mail do.

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  • anonymous @4.04. presumably you believe the same should apply to hospital consultants as well?
    I'm very happy to be paid the same as other public sector workers who have the same training, experience and responsibility as me.

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  • 'Look forward to it! bring GPs in line with other public sector workers'
    That'd be brilliant news.
    My pension contributions, hours, ETWD, mat/paternity pay, holiday cover, locum insurance, indemnity cost can all be brought in line with other public sector workers too; judges pay 2% of their alary- lets bring them in line too.
    Another troll who doesn't understand what we do.
    Me, having a cup of tea beforemore phome calls and then I can start on paperwork, CPD managment work, might see the kids as they're allowed to stay up on non school nights.

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  • My lawyer said £200 ph account £120ph plumber £ £80
    Why not publish their money

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  • i think the public are going to get a shock on how little we earn compared to other professionals.

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  • Now we will know why there is a recruitment crisis in General Practice

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  • I hope the HSCIC will be transparent in publishing their methodology, as I'm unclear what figures they could possibly use.

    The superannuation returns will be out of date, and will include earnings outwith G/PMS.

    HSCIC may know about payments made to practices, but they will have no idea of expenses.

    I suspect the figures will be completely meaningless, but will be seized upon by our ignorant media to show how GPs are massively overpaid.

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  • It will be pre tax, pre pension (both employer and employee), pre mandatory costs (including indemnity and study courses, gmc), pre sickness insurance. It will not be weighed to adjust the working hours. Public will think we are over paid - until some one point out our hourly income after costs and employer pension contribution is less then £30/hr. Only a touch more then nurse practitioner, less then a junior doctor in hospital.

    In effect, this is an exercise in GP bashing.

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