To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the late payment by Hampshire family practitioner committee to general practitioners in Hampshire; and what steps have been taken to remedy the shortfall in cash flow to doctors.
All general practitioners in Hampshire were paid an advance by the due date of 29 June. Further advances were made to GPs on 6 July and 13 July which were designed to remedy any shortfall against the amount due. If, in any particular case, a doctor continues to experience a cash flow problem he or she should discuss the matter with the family practitioner committee. The committee will make any necessary adjustments as soon as possible.