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Global sum to increase by £3.82 per patient in England


PCSE payment issues


The global sum will increase by £3.82 per patient – a 4% increase – in England, the BMA’s GP Committee has announced.

Under the agreement for the 2021/22 GP contract, the value of a QOF point will increase by £6.33 (3.3%) to £201.16.

There will also be an increase of 14p per patient (3%) to the out of hours adjustment, to £4.59.

The announcement was tweeted out by Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, a GPC negotiator, and an email is being sent out to GPs imminently.

This increase to the global sum is the same as last year’s in percentage terms, but this is the first increase that doesn’t take into account the phasing out of MPIG and seniority pay.

Changes to the contract were announced last month, with NHS England and the GPC agreeing that ‘now is not the time’ for major changes to the contract.

However, there will some planned amendments, which will go ahead from April including enabling primary care networks to hire mental health workers through the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS) –with the further announcement 50% of the cost will be paid by community mental health trusts.

Also, more cash will be available through the ARRS as planned, with the total budget rising from £430m in 2020/21 to £746m in 2021/22.

The other main change to the ARRS will see an increase in the level of reimbursement for individual roles for PCNs in London, although their budget allocations will not be increased to reflect this change.

READERS' COMMENTS [6]

Marie Williams 18 February, 2021 10:01 pm

Couldn’t negotiate their way out of a paper bag.

Paul Frisby 19 February, 2021 8:35 am

Has anyone in the Ivory Towers realised that our list sizes and QOF registers have shrunk as lots of elderly frail people have died? Practices that look after large numbers of frail elderly folk and care homes are seeing a big pay cut to global sum and qof. If 100,000 patients are not alive at the end of 31st March it doesn’t matter how much care they’ve had through the year before there will be No capitation for the quarter) they died in and no QOF.payment for the whole year. I haven’t heard anyone mention this uncomfortable truth

Charles Richards 19 February, 2021 4:07 pm

4% increase in global sum but then take away the 9% deduction for ghost patients…

Patrufini Duffy 19 February, 2021 9:26 pm

£3.82/head? For limitless public buggery. Dentists, politicians and lawyers will be reeling. I bet they kept the tariff for one OPD hospital appointment the same, now via a telephone with a 9 month follow up, whilst the patient stays in your revolving door utterly pi**ed off annoying your reception team.

Matthew Shaw 20 February, 2021 9:07 pm

Our first rise in Global sum in 7 years that’s not being lost to MPIG.

David Jarvis 23 February, 2021 11:51 am

It is actually £3.68 when you add the OOH opt out increase. Is anybody still opted in?