Changes to the GP contract for 2019/20

Changes to the GP contract for 2019/20

The GPC and NHS England have announced details of a five-year contract, described as the 'most significant' contract changes in 15 years. Medeconomics highlights the key points.

The new GP contract

How will the new network contract DES work?

How will the new network contract DES work?

Under plans set out for the new five-year GP contract, which starts in 2019/20, GP practices are expected to join a network and sign up to a new network contract DES that will begin in July 2019.

QOF changes for 2019/20

QOF changes for 2019/20

Changes to the QOF under the GP contract for 2019/20 will remove 'unnecessary indicators' and introduce a new quality improvement domain.

What are the digital requirements of the new GP contract?

What are the digital requirements of the new GP contract?

All practices in England are expected to offer 'digital-first' primary care to patients under the new five-year GP contract - including online access to health records and online consultations from 2020.

Changes to vaccinations and immunisations for 2019/20

Changes to vaccinations and immunisations for 2019/20

There are a number of changes to vaccinations under the new GP contract in England from April 2019.


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Annual calendar of practice management

Annual calendar of practice management

What practice managers need to review or address during a year.

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