GPC Wales are aware of the unexpectedly low aspiration payments for 2016-17 and have been working with NHS Wales SSP branch to investigate further.

An early reply from Welsh Government has found that the SFE for 2016-17 still refers to the calculation of aspiration payments using 59% (59% was used last year because of the reduction in number of QOF points) when it should have reverted back to the usual 70% figure for 2016-17. The necessary amendment to the SFE will be applied as soon as possible and retrospectively from 1 April 2016 - a directive will be sent to all Health Boards shortly with instruction from Welsh Government.

Kind regards

GPC Wales