Privacy Notice: Payments

Purpose:

To enable GPs to receive payments. To provide accountability.

What are my Options?

None.

This Practice is a Contract holding GPs and receives receive payments from the government on a tiered basis.

Most of the income is derived according to the number of patients registered with the practice.

The amount paid per patient per quarter varies according to the age, sex and other demographic details for each patient.

There are also graduated payments made according to the practice’s achievement of certain agreed national quality targets known as the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QUOF), for example the proportion of diabetic patients who have had an annual review.

Practices can also receive payments for participating in agreed national or local enhanced services, for instance opening early in the morning or late at night or at the weekends.

Practices can also receive payments for certain national initiatives such as immunisation programs.

There are also short term initiatives and projects that practices can take part in.

Practices or GPs may also receive income for participating in the education of medical students, junior doctors and GPs themselves as well as research.

In order to make patient based payments basic and relevant necessary data about you needs to be sent to the various payment services.

The release of this data is required by English law.

Under our NHS contract all GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the disclosure is below.

The average pay for GPs working in Dr James & Partners in the 2019-20 financial year was £ 61,172 before tax and national insurance.

This is for 2 full time, 3 part time and 1 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.