NHS spend on general practice drops to 7.2%

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt will fail to deliver this year on his promise to increase the proportion of funding going into general practice, despite the 3.2% funding uplift, a Pulse analysis has found.

NHS England budget allocations have revealed that in 2016/17, general practice will receive only 7.23% of the NHS budget – down from 7.31% in 2015/16.

This is despite the health secretary promising to increase the proportion of funding received by general practice and both the GPC and RCGP pushing for the proportion of spending on primary care to increase to at least 11%.

Full story in Pulse 30 March 2016