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£60m scheme will cover GPs’ rising indemnity costs

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4206 (Published 01 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4206
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}bmj.com

NHS England has announced new funding designed to offset the rising cost of GP indemnity.

The new two year indemnity support scheme for GPs, worth £30m a year, will launch in April 2017. NHS England said that the funding would be paid to GPs as a lump sum in arrears, so that payments made to account for inflation in indemnity fees in 2016-17 would be paid in April 2017.

The news comes after NHS England published a review on GP indemnity,1 which found that the cost of indemnity was likely …

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