When we make Procedural GP payments

The quarterly PIP payment advice for the February and August payments will show which GP provided the procedural service and the payment amount.

We will automatically pay the PIP Procedural GP Payment directly to the practice’s nominated bank account every 6 months in February and August.

Reference periods, point in time dates and payment months

Reference period Point in time Payment month
1 January - 30 June 31 July August
1 July - 31 December 31 January February

We calculate the practice payments based on the eligibility status at a point in time. The point in time date is the last day of the month before the next PIP Procedural GP Payment.

To get a payment in August, practices must meet the requirements throughout the reference period of 1 January to 30 June. We must have assessed the practice as eligible at 31 July (the point in time).

To get a payment in February, practices must meet the requirements throughout the reference period of 1 July to 31 December. We must have assessed the practice as eligible at 31 January (the point in time).

Practices must tell us at least 7 days before the relevant point in time date if the procedural GPs have not met the requirements for the activity tier claimed or have ceased working at the practice.

We automatically apply a rural loading to the PIP Procedural GP Payment. This varies according to the location of the main practice.

Page last updated: 6 February 2018