DoH tells PCTs to limit PMS pay rises to 0.7%

PCTs have been instructed to limit core pay uplifts for PMS practices to just 0.71%.

A letter from DoH primary care director Ben Dyson to strategic health authority (SHAs) suggests pay awards for PMS practices are kept in line with the minimum award GMS practices will receive this year.

The Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body (DDRB) awarded a 2.29% pay rise for GP practices last week, but under the complex new funding formula, GMS practices on MPIG will receive just 0.71%.

In the letter, Mr Dyson writes that most PMS practices currently receive funding based on historic GMS income, similar to GMS practices with a MPIG. 

He asks PCTs to ensure funding between providers is ‘fair and equitable and represents value for money'.

  • Is a 0.7% PMS rise fair?

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