The following message has been received from Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer, Chair of GPC England, and we would urge practices to complete this survey as soon as possible:
We are at a critical point in the 2024/25 GMS negotiations – and we need LMCs’ help. We know the timing isn’t ideal with two out at the same time, but the PRACTICE FINANCE SURVEY is particularly important.
This survey is anonymous and the BMA has detailed GDPR statements on its webpages. We cannot stress enough how much our side needs accurate, contemporaneous evidence about the financial challenges facing surgeries right now. The anonymous data gathered is to be escalated to Treasury to increase the funding envelope available for 2024/25. Even if you can just guarantee that three of your surgeries submit their data, it will make a difference.
The closing time and date is 23:59pm on 2 January 2024. So it has to be done this week or next. Please spare half an hour of your time over Christmas and the New Year to complete this if you possibly can. This is your opportunity to demonstrate the increasing impact of inflation and rising costs on your practice over the past 12 months. The survey is available on the following link:
Before you begin, you will need:
1. Global sum info
2. QOF income &
3. Oct 22 & Oct 23 data on:
locum costs and spend
change in profits
% uplift given/planned for staff
total expenses spend on WTE staff
GPs and locums
impact of inflation
Should your constituent PMs wish to follow up with any further feedback, please get them to share it via: email@example.com.
Thank you so much, and a restful Christmas to you all.
Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer
Chair, GPC England