News Newyddion Last Update: 7th January, 2015
Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG) - (7/1/15)
Builth & Llanwrtyd Medical Practice is currently dealing with a massive reduction in funding which will result in loss of services.
We are a NHS rural practice, with a branch surgery in Llanwrtyd, serving a total population of around 8,000 patients.
In 2004 when the "New GP contract" was brought in and the funding of practices was changed, there was an introduction of the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG) which was designed to prevent financial de-stabilisation of practices.
The contract stated that this MPIG would remain in perpetuity so long as it was needed. If it was needed then it is needed now.
In 2014 the Welsh Assembly Government deicded that MPIG will be withdrawn over a period of 7 years (without GP agreement). Reduction of funding starts this year.
The loss of the MPIG is causing concern as some practices will face the threat of becoming non-viable and others including Builth & Llanwrtyd Medical Practice will be unable to fund the current level of service provision.
Powys Local Health Board are fully aware of our funding reduction. We will keep you informed of developments.
Thank You - (27/12/14)
A big thank you from Builth & Llanwrtyd Medical Practice to our patients for the generous gifts given this festive season.
Your thoughts and kindness are much appreciated.
Season's Greetings and a Happy and Healthy New Year to all.
Surgery Closing Times for the Festive Season (22/12/14)
Both Surgeries Closed:
Thursday 25/12/14 and Friday 26/12/14.
"Shropdoc" will provide cover at these times.