Why are some GP practices losing money at the moment?

November 19, 2015

A number of patients have contacted us to ask why their practices are losing money.  We asked Greater Huddersfield CCG to explain the background to these changes, this is what they told us.

The Personal Medical Services (PMS) review process is a national programme. It looks at GP’s that have a contract with the NHS called a PMS contract.

Under the NHS England approach to equitable funding, all PMS practices nationally are being reviewed and their funding is being adjusted over a period so that by 2020/21 the funding per registered patient will be the same for all practices.

22 practices in the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group area are affected by the review.

Under the national approach, the funding per registered patient at some practices is projected to reduce by around a third.

At the same time other practices who have historically received much lower levels of funding are seeing an increase because of the redistribution from equitable funding.

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