The GMS global sum formula (the Carr-Hill formula) distributes the core funding (global sum) to general practices for essential and some additional services.
Payments are made according to the needs of a practice's patients and the cost of providing primary care services. The formula takes into account issues such as age and deprivation.
- The formula for calculating global sum is included in the statement of financial entitlement.
- Access further information on 16-17 contract changes.
- The 16-17 global sum figure is £80.59.
Payments are made to practices according to the needs of their patients and the costs of providing primary care services, and are calculated using the Carr-Hill formula. These services are defined as “essential” and “additional” services in the contract and are listed below. Practices are required to provide these essential services:
- management of patients who are ill or believe themselves to be ill with conditions from which recovery is generally expected
- general management of patients who are terminally ill
- management of chronic disease.
Practices have a preferential right to provide additional services, and normally do. The services cover:
- cervical screening
- contraceptive services
- vaccinations & immunisations
- child health surveillance
- maternity services
- minor surgery services.