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NHS Payments to General Practice, England, 2013-14: Experimental Statistics

08:05 September 26, 2017 - 09:30 February 12, 2015
Publication date: February 12, 2015
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NHS Payments to General Practice in England, analysed by individual provider of general practice services and main payment category, are published for the first time by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The main payment categories include Global Sum, the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG), Balance of PMS expenditure, Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) and Enhanced Services.

The data, which will be published annually, is extracted from the HSCIC GP Payments system, National Health Applications and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) - also known as “Exeter” - and covers the period from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014. These are NHS payments and deductions made through the HSCIC GP Payments system to providers of general practice services in England which are, in the main, GP practices. Only those GP practices and providers of general practice services that received any payments through the payments system are included in the data.

These payments exclude invoices raised by providers that were paid directly from other sources, for example by NHS England Area Teams or Local Authority Public Health funding. As these payments are, in effect, the bulk of the income (i.e. turnover) of providers, they do not therefore represent their profits as they take no account of the expenditure incurred in delivering services.

Contacts for queries

GP practices and other providers of general practice services included within this report should use their usual payments contact for queries on the figures in the first instance.

The HSCIC welcomes feedback on the methodology and tables within this publication. Please contact the HSCIC with your comments and suggestions, clearly stating ‘NHS Payments to General Practice’ as the subject heading via or 0300 303 5678. The report is produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) in consultation with the Technical Steering Committee (TSC), which is chaired by the HSCIC and has representation from the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC), NHS Employers, NHS England and the Health Departments of the 4 UK countries.

Key facts

The data (rounded to the nearest £100,000) show the sum of NHS payments made in 2013-14 through the HSCIC GP Payments system was:

  • £7,631.7 million across 8,060 general practice service providers
    of which:
    • £3,934.4 million was to 4,478 providers with a GMS contract
    • £3,632.4 million was to 3,499 providers with a PMS contract
    • £64.8 million was to 83 providers with an APMS contract

The sum of NHS payments made in 2013-14 through the HSCIC GP Payments system for dispensing and non-dispensing GPs was:

    • £1,653.6 million is to 1,143 providers for dispensing practices
    • £5,978.1 million is to 6,917 providers for non-dispensing practices
  • The average sum of NHS payments to a provider was almost £947,000 compared to a median sum of £827,000
  • The average NHS payment to a provider per registered patient was £136



Date Range: April 01, 2013 to March 31, 2014
Geographical coverage:
Geographical granularity:
GP practices, dental practices, pharmacies and clinics
Clinical Commissioning Groups

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