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NHS Payments to General Practice - England, 2018/19

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Clinical Commissioning Regions, GP practices, Regions
Date Range:
01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019


NHS Payments to General Practice, England 2018/19 provides information on NHS payments to individual providers of general practice services in England. Figures are given for the main payment categories - which include Global Sum, Balance of PMS expenditure, Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) and Local Incentive Schemes.

It is not a record of the amount of money available for direct patient care, nor the total invested in patient care through general practice. Instead, it constitutes the majority of actual monies paid to practices for all activities and costs during the 2018/19 financial year.

Key Facts

£9,261.4 million was paid across 7,279 general practice service providers in 2018/19. Of this, the largest payments were:

Image for infographic £3,688.8 million
£3,688.8 million

for Global Sum

Image for infographic £1,535.8 million
£1,535.8 million

for Balance of PMS Expenditure

Image for infographic £809.6 million
£809.6 million

for premises payments

Image for infographic £704.6 million
£704.6 million

for the Quality and Outcomes Framework

Nationally the NHS paid on average £154.81 per registered patient


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Last edited: 19 September 2019 7:02 am