NHS Payments to General Practice in England, analysed by individual provider of general practice services and main payment category, presents information on NHS payments made to GP practices, Walk-in Centres and (combined) Walk-in Centres and Out-of-Hours practices. 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.
The amounts reflected in this report present
- payments to practices captured by NHS Digital’s GP Payments system – National Health Applications and Infrastructure (NHAIS), also known as “Exeter”
- payments extracted from NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Integrated Single Finance Environment system (ISFE) which records invoices paid by CCGs, regional local teams and by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Complete ISFE data was not available before 2016/17 which should be taken into consideration when comparing figures from previous reporting periods.
Practices may also receive payments directly from other organisations such as Local Authority Public Health bodies but it is not currently possible to capture such payments for this report.
The payments made to individual practices are available in Annex 1 (see Resources on the Overview page).
The report is produced by NHS Digital (the trading name of the Health and Social Care Information Centre - HSCIC) in consultation with the Technical Steering Committee (TSC), which is chaired by NHS Digital and has representatives from the British Medical Association General Practitioners Committee (GPC), NHS Employers, NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Health Departments of the four UK countries and the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration.