NHS Payments to General Practice in England, analysed by individual provider of general practice services and main payment category, are published by NHS Digital. The main payment categories include Global Sum, the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG), Balance of PMS expenditure, Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) and Enhanced Services.
The data, which will be published annually, is extracted from the NHS Digital GP Payments system, National Health Applications and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) - also known as “Exeter” - and covers the period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. These are NHS payments and deductions made through the NHS Digital GP Payments system to providers of general practice services in England which are, in the main, GP practices. Only those GP practices and providers of general practice services that received any payments through the payments system are included in the data.
These payments exclude invoices raised by providers that were paid directly from other sources, for example by NHS England Area Teams or Local Authority Public Health funding. As these payments are, in effect, the bulk of the income (i.e. turnover) of providers, they do not therefore represent their profits as they take no account of the expenditure incurred in delivering services