GP practice payment data published this week

Data showing gross annual payments from NHS England to each GP practice in the country will be published later this week.

Funding: total payments to practices from NHS England to be published (Photo: JH Lancy)
Funding: total payments to practices from NHS England to be published (Photo: JH Lancy)

All gross income from NHS England will be published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on Thursday 12 February.

The publication follows a decision by NHS England that the data must be made public in order to comply with freedom of information regulations.

GP first revealed NHS England's plans to publish gross practice income in January 2014.

Individual GP income

Under the 2015/16 contract agreement practices must publish online by 31 March 2016 mean net earnings related to 2014/15 GMS contract work for all GPs - effectively an average figure for take-home pay for all GPs at the practice. This data will not be included in the HSCIC release this week.

GPC deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey said NHS England would make clear the figures published are gross funding paid to practices to deliver services. ‘It will show how incredibly cost effective general practice is and how relatively little the NHS spends per patient,' he said.

In a practice bulletin NHS England said: ‘On 12 February, the HSCIC 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 GPC. 

‘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.’

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