GP practices’ income from the NHS increased by 0.7% last year – way below the overall funding uplift of 3.4% in 2018/19 – official figures released today have revealed.
The payments to general practice report released by NHS Digital revealed that practices in England received £154.81 in 2018/19, up from £153.77 the previous year.
These payments include premises payments and dispensing fees.
It incorporated changes to the 2018/19 GP contract, which saw total funding increase by 3.4%, designed to fund a 1% pay increase for GPs.
Under that contract, there was £256.3m in additional funding to cover rising expenses – including £60m to cover indemnity inflation.
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