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Patient Choice Schemes: Expenditure

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on the GP Systems of Choice programme in each year since its inception. (282040)

GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) was introduced in August 2007. To 31 March 2009, payments made to GPSoC suppliers totalled some £18.959 million. GP systems were in use by practices before GPSoC was introduced. Therefore these costs would have been incurred by the national health service regardless of whether or not GPSoC was introduced.