Calculator allows GPs to work out if they will be contract winners

The GPC has published an online calculator to allow practices to work out if they will be winners or losers when changes to the prevalence formula are implemented in 2009/10 and 2010/11.

Under changes agreed last month with NHS Employers the current system for weighting quality pay according to prevalence will be phased out.

In 2009/10 the controversial ‘square rooting’ mechanism will be scrapped. The following year, pay will be weighted according to raw prevalence.

GP leaders have said some practices will lose up to five figure sums, while others will gain up to six figures. But because of data protection laws, the GPC and DoH are prevented from publishing a full list of winners and losers.

Access the quality framework calculator here

nick.bostock@haymarket.com

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