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General Practitioners: Finance

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which GP practices depend on the minimum practice income guarantee to continue in operation. (246856)

At present around 91 per cent. of general medical services (GMS) general practitioner practices receive the minimum practice income guarantee. In the vast majority of practices these protection payments make up only a small proportion of their total national health service income. However we estimate that in just over 1 per cent. of GMS practices the minimum practice income guarantee comprises more than 25 per cent. of their total NHS income.