Contracts

Details of 2017/18 GP contract in England

Details of 2017/18 GP contract in England

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.

2017/18 GP contract

Management of patients with severe frailty under the 2017/18 GP contract

Management of patients with severe frailty under the 2017/18 GP contract

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.

Vaccination and immunisation programmes 2017/18

Fees and information for vaccination programmes in 2017/18.

No change for Scottish GMS contract in April 2017

No change for Scottish GMS contract in April 2017

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.

2016/17 contractual requirements

Full details of 2016/17 GMS contract in England

Full details of 2016/17 GMS contract in England

NHS Employers, the BMA and NHS England have published guidance for the GMS contract in England for 2016/17.

Global sum, QOF and other contract payment information for 2016/17

Global sum, QOF and other contract payment information for 2016/17

Funding details of GMS funding for the current financial year.

2016/17 GMS contract in Scotland

2016/17 GMS contract in Scotland

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.

Alcohol-related risk reduction GMS contract requirements

Alcohol-related risk reduction GMS contract requirements

For 2016/17 it is a contractual requirement for practices to identify newly-registered patients who are drinking at increased or high-risk levels.

Named accountable GP for patients - GMS contract requirements

Named accountable GP for patients - GMS contract requirements

All practices are contractually required to allocate a named accountable GP for all patients under the 2016/17 GMS contract.

Publication of GP earnings under the 2016/17 GMS contract

Publication of GP earnings under the 2016/17 GMS contract

Medeconomics explains what practices are required to do when it comes to publishing details of their GPs' earnings.

Patient online arrangements under the 2016/17 GMS contract

Patient online arrangements under the 2016/17 GMS contract

Under the GMS contract arrangements for 2016/17 in England NHS Employers and the GPC have agreed to further develop patient online services.

Patient participation contract requirements

Patient participation contract requirements

All practices must have a patient participation group under the GMS contract. Medeconomics explains what practices need to do to meet the contract requirements.

Details of 2016/17 GP contract announced

Details of 2016/17 GP contract announced

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.

Providing online access to patient records

Providing online access to patient records

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.

Enhanced services

Key dates for practices in 2016/17

Key dates for practices in 2016/17

There are a number of key deadlines for practices in England if they are to receive correct payments for enhanced services and immunisations.

Enhanced services payments for 2016/17

Enhanced services payments for 2016/17

Payment information for enhanced services.

Learning disabilities enhanced service requirements 2016/17

Learning disabilities enhanced service requirements 2016/17

A summary of what is involved in the learning disabilities health check scheme ES for England.

Extended hours enhanced service requirements 2016/17

Extended hours enhanced service requirements 2016/17

A summary of what is involved in the extended hours access ES for England.

Avoiding unplanned admissions enhanced service 2016/17

Avoiding unplanned admissions enhanced service 2016/17

An overview of the requirements of the avoiding unplanned admissions ES for 2016/17.

Minor surgery enhanced service 2016/17

Minor surgery enhanced service 2016/17

Details of the enhanced service for minor surgery.

Out-of-area registration enhanced service requirements

Out-of-area registration enhanced service requirements

A summary of what is involved in the out of area registration ES for England.

PMS contracts

How to survive a PMS review

Accountant Laurence Slavin provides advice to PMS practices facing a reduction in funding in the wake of their PMS review.

How to make your case at a PMS review

It is essential to highlight the difference your services make to patients and outcomes, supported by strong evidence, writes Dr Anita Sharma.

PMS and APMS funding for 2016/17

Changes to funding for the current financial year.

How PMS practices will be affected financially by the NHS England review

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.

Should PMS practices revert to the GMS contract?

We asked medical accountants what factors PMS practices should take into account when considering a switch back to the GMS contract.

Other contract information