The national (voluntary) LMC levy that we pass onto the General Practitioners Defence Fund (GPDF) has been set at the rate of 5.4 pence per patient. This has been reduced this year to 4 pence per patient. The LMC board has considered this and decided that it is appropriate to reduce the rate that we ask from you as national levy payers accordingly.
We have therefore requested that the CCG backdates this reduction to 1 April 2020. This means that all overpayments made to date will be corrected by reducing your future levy payments accordingly.
It is also worth noting that we have frozen the statutory levy which is set at 38.72 pence per patient since 2010 and we review this on an annual basis. Where we can do so affordably, we are trying to ensure that we provide a focused and professional service without passing on any extra costs to you.