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Foundation Payments To Training Practices

Below is a self- explanatory email from Dr. Martin Wilkinson concerning yet anotherpayment issue for practicesfollowing the NHS changes and the payments contract award to SBS.

Dr. Robert Morley
Executive Secretary
Birmingham Local Medical Committee

36 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3AF

Tel. 0121-454 5008, Fax. 0121-455 0758
Office email: lmcadmin@blmc.co.uk
Website: www.blmc.co.uk
Birmingham Local Medical Committee
Supporting the Business of General Practice


Dear LMCs,

I just want to update you on an issue we are having in paying training practices. Any practice who had a Foundation Trainee BEFORE August 2013 should have been paid. If not then please can they contact me direct ASAP with the details so I can sort? Payments at the time were through the Area Teams which are undergoing reorganisation, and many changes and reduction of staff.Payments for Foundation trainees starting after August 2013 we are paying direct to practices via Shared Business Services in Wakefield. You might not be surprised to know despite sending a mandate to instruct SBS they have an IT problem and unable to pay. We are in communication with them to resolve ASAP. This is not satisfactory and once again practice are doing work unpaid and I apologise.

I hope to pay direct to practices as a single payment for all 3 trainees from April 2014 onwards and will send out information about invoicing for these payments early in the new financial year.

Only bit of good news is the payments have a 1% rise and we are backdating this.

Dr Martin Wilkinson
Director of General Practice Postgraduate Education
Health Education West Midlands
Hon. Senior Lecturer
University of Birmingham
Health Education West Midlands
St Chads Court
213 Hagley Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B16 9RG
T: 0121 213 1968
E. martin.wilkinson@wm.hee.nhs.uk

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