In the fast(ish) moving world of GP contract negotiations the finances of the extended hours DES have changed again. In his latest letter to the profession Lawrence Buckman has announce an increase in the rate of payment from £2.80 to £2.95 per patient for extended hours. It has also been clarified that the survey will be in QOF and not part of the extended hours DES
This is in general good news - there is more cash for providing extended hours under the DES although and this is surprisingly substantial for many practices. I have updated the extended hours calculator which can be accessed from left hand menu the practice pages.
I have also corrected a bug which overestimated the hours required for about one in six practices. Sorry about that and thanks to the eagle eyed reader who spotted it.