The General Medical Services (GMS) contract rewards practices for essential services and additional services that practices can choose to offer.
Practices receive income through a number of funding streams, for different services, including:
- essential services
- additional services
- the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)
- enhanced services.
Some practices may also receive seniority factor payments and payments for dispensing services.
NHS Digital has published new figures which outline the earning and expenses for doctors and dentists for the 2014/15 financial year.