General practice will get increased funding from next April

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 21 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6915
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

General practice will receive “disproportionately” higher funding increases than other healthcare services over the next five years as part of a drive to invest more in primary care and ease workload pressures on GPs, NHS England has announced.

GPs and primary medical care will receive an extra 4.0-5.4% cash funding every year for five years, and the formula for allocating primary care funding will be updated to account for “changes in GP workload,” the national body said. The announcement follows a pledge made in the NHS’s Five Year Forward View1 to increase funding for general practice in recognition that primary care has been under-resourced when compared with hospitals.

The settlement was agreed at …

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