The GPC and NHS Employers have agreed changes to the GP contract for 2017/18 that will see the unplanned admissions DES scrapped and extra funding to deliver a 1% pay rise for GPs and practice staff, cover CQC fees and help pay for rising indemnity costs.
Under the 2017/18 GP contract, from 1 July 2017 practices will be contractually required to identify and manage patients aged over 65 who are living with moderate to severe frailty.
Fees and information for vaccination programmes in 2017/18.
Reimbursement for maternity, paternity and adoption leave, sickness leave, plus prolonged study leave payments
Details of payments for practices in England.
The Scottish GPC and Scottish government have agreed to extend existing GMS arrangements into 2017/18 and revealed that some services could be removed from the contract later in 2017 with practices retaining the associated funding.
NHS Employers, the BMA and NHS England have published guidance for the GMS contract in England for 2016/17.
Funding details of GMS funding for the current financial year.
From 1 April 2016, the QOF has ceased to exist in Scotland, which marks a significant change for the GMS contract north of the border.
For 2016/17 it is a contractual requirement for practices to identify newly-registered patients who are drinking at increased or high-risk levels.
All practices are contractually required to allocate a named accountable GP for all patients under the 2016/17 GMS contract.
Medeconomics explains what practices are required to do when it comes to publishing details of their GPs' earnings.
Under the GMS contract arrangements for 2016/17 in England NHS Employers and the GPC have agreed to further develop patient online services.
All practices must have a patient participation group under the GMS contract. Medeconomics explains what practices need to do to meet the contract requirements.
GP leaders have secured an additional £220m funding in the GP contract for 2016/17, but warned the government must commit to a long-term rescue package.
Practices are contractually required to provide patients with access to their coded information in their patient record online. Fionnuala O'Donnell explains how practices can do this and provides links to useful resources.
There are a number of key deadlines for practices in England if they are to receive correct payments for enhanced services and immunisations.
Payment information for enhanced services.
A summary of what is involved in the learning disabilities health check scheme ES for England.
A summary of what is involved in the extended hours access ES for England.
An overview of the requirements of the avoiding unplanned admissions ES for 2016/17.
Details of the enhanced service for minor surgery.
A summary of what is involved in the out of area registration ES for England.
Accountant Laurence Slavin provides advice to PMS practices facing a reduction in funding in the wake of their PMS review.
It is essential to highlight the difference your services make to patients and outcomes, supported by strong evidence, writes Dr Anita Sharma.
Changes to funding for the current financial year.
NHS England announced on Monday that local areas teams should begin a review of all the PMS contracts under their supervision, and that review must be completed by 31 March 2016.
We asked medical accountants what factors PMS practices should take into account when considering a switch back to the GMS contract.
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