PMS practices face 25% income cut

Practices in Northumberland face cuts in their budgets of up to 25 per cent after a review of their PMS contracts.

One practice, which has not been named, stands to lose £219,000 from its annual income.

Northumberland Care Trust has made offers to practices after several months of negotiating changes to the PMS contract. The trust has been visiting individual practices to clarify the terms, which will come into effect from April.

The trust is currently £14 million in debt and hopes to break even in April 2008.

PMS GPs in the area face large cuts to their baselines as the trust struggles to recover £2 million from PMS contracts.

GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman said that he hoped the practices would unite and collectively reject the offer.

‘They should stand up and say they will not be pushed around. It is just bullying. It is very short-sighted of the PCT management.’

PMS practices in Suffolk are in a similar position.

tom.ireland@haymarket.com

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