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Medical Services, Inner London

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will give the general medical services budgets for each inner London family health services authority for each year since 1988–89 and the amount in real terms from each budget spent on fund-holding.

General medical services (GMS) expenditure for each year from 1988–89 to 1991–92 is shown in table A. Figures for 1992–93 will be available later this year. Expenditure on fund-holding within GMS expenditure is not separately identifiable. However, the total cost of general practitioner fund-holding expenditure for each inner London family health services authority (FHSA) is shown in table B.

Table A
Expenditure on General Medical Services
Brent and Harrow16,38218,43823,26028,990
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster11,63913,49218,28119,291
Camden and Islington12,09913,67417,12419,226
City and East London18,14421,01930,17433,901
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham22,48225,02431,90637,783
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth17,42019,63922,70726,916


Annual accounts of FHSAs and the predecessor bodies.

Table B

GP Fund holders' expenditure for 1991–92


Total expenditure £s

Brent and Harrownil
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster789,923
Camden and Islington1,406,503
City and East London1,842,910
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham4,094,110
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth4,585,639

Source: Annual accounts of FHSAs.


1. The above totals include expenditure for practice staff, hospital purchases, drugs and appliances.

2. GP fund-holding expenditure is available only for 1991–92. Details for 1992–93 will be available later this year.