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GP practices face CQC fee hikes of £2000 a year

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1921 (Published 04 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1921
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

GPs have responded angrily to increases in the fees charged by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which will see some single site practices paying more than £2000 extra a year.1

Under the new fee structure for 2016-17, a single site GP practice with up to 5000 patients would see its fees increase from £616 in 2015-16 to £2187 a year; a GP practice with 5001 to 10 000 patients would see fees go up from £725 to £2574; a practice with 10 001 to 15 000 patients would see a jump in fees from £839 to £2978; and a practice with more than 15 000 patients would see a hike of …

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