Close to all GP practices have signed up to do the new avoiding unplanned admissions DES in the south of England, far exceeding the take-up of 89% in the north of England.
In total, 97% of practices have signed up, and this could still rise somewhat in Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire, where the NHS England area team was still uncertain whether seven practices would do the DES or not.
But Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire saw the highest take up in all of the country, with just one practice each refusing the DES, leaving their overall take-up very close to 100%. In Wessex, only two practices declined.
However, the total take up as provided by NHS England to date as of 4 August remained at 90%. Hertfordshire and the south Midlands practices were least keen on the DES out of those areas presenting final figures, as only two-thirds will do the DES.
The DES is worth £20,400 to the average practice, the money sourced by scrapping 40% of the QOF for this year’s GP contract, but today Pulse could reveal only those practices ticking all of the boxes of the stringent terms will be paid.
% signed up
|Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral||159||170||93.5|
|Cumbria, Northumbria, Tyne & Wear||260||304||85.5|
|Durham, Darlington & Tees||154||172||89.5|
|Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country||381||476||80.0|
|Shropshire and Staffordshire||208||243||85.6|
|Derybshire and Nottinghamshire||263||273||96.3|
|Leicestershire and Lincolnshire||226||248||91.1|
|Hertfordshire and the South Midlands||240||317||75.7|
|North West London||376||407||92.4|
|North Central and East London||526||569||92.4|
|Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire*||87||234||37.2*|
|Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire||191||192||99.5|
|Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly||228||229||99.6|
|Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire*||170||182||93.4*|
|Surrey and Sussex||311||342||90.9|
|Kent and Medway||252||260||96.9|
|**Take up as at 4 August 2014|
|*not final figures|
|Source: NHS England||