Funding uplift agreed under GP contract deal

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 22 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1079
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

General practitioners in England will receive a 1% pay uplift next year after the BMA and NHS Employers reached an agreement on contractual arrangements for 2016/17.

The £220m (€281m; $310m) pay uplift is part of an overall funding increase of 3.2% for practices, which includes another 2.2% uplift to cover practice expenses like staffing and higher Care Quality Commission regulatory fees.

The changes—that will start on 1 April 2016—follow the end of annual talks between the BMA’s GP committee and NHS Employers on behalf of the government and NHS England.1

The deal also includes an agreement to end the dementia enhanced service and transfer the attached £42m to GPs’ core funding.

The parties agreed …

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