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A Future Capitation Funding Approach

Addressing health need and sustainability in general practice funding

The Health Transition Unit commissioned Sapere to work with a reference group of sector experts to explore improved capitation approaches that support the sustainability of general practice, and respond to health need better than existing funding mechanisms.  The preferred approach is to use a combination of age, sex, ethnicity, deprivation and morbidity measures in the main formula for funding general practice, and to estimate the underlying cost of providing care, including making allowances for unmet need in priority populations.