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Key dates for practices in 2014/15

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

Throughout the financial year there are many deadlines and dates related to payments for enhanced services (ES) and immunisations in England. These are the dates of which you need to keep track, going forward.

See the bottom of this article for links to guidance and audit requirements for the 2014/15 GMS contract.

July - Q2 starts

1 July:
Check at risk register of patients for unplanned admissions ES and make sure it is 2% of your practice's registered adult patients (aged 18 and over).

Monthly review of all patients on the at-risk register and of all unplanned admissions and re-admissions.

15 July:
Deadline for submission of the April-June quarterly monitoring form for the extended hours ES. 

Quarterly minor surgery and learning disabilities ES return.

31 July:
Patients on at-risk register to be informed of their named GP and care co-ordinator.

Practices should receive payment for component one of the unplanned admissions ES (£1.27 per patient) – see below for full details.

Practices should receive payment for component 1 of the dementia DES (37p per patient).

Deadline for submission of April-June quarterly monitoring for the unplanned admissions ES.

Monthly vaccination report via CQRS.

August

Monthly review of all patients on the at-risk register and of all unplanned admissions and re-admissions.

31 August:
Monthly vaccination report via CQRS.

September

Monthly review of all patients on the at-risk register and of all unplanned admissions and re-admissions.

30 September:
Monthly vaccination report via CQRS.

October - Q3 starts

1 October:
Check the at-risk register of patients for the unplanned admissions ES and make sure it is 2% of the practice's registered adult patients (aged 18 and over).

Monthly review of all patients on the at-risk register and of all unplanned admissions and re-admissions

15 October:
Deadline for submission of July-September quarterly monitoring form for the extended hours ES.

Quarterly minor surgery and learning disabilities ES return.

30 October:
Deadline for submission of July-September quarterly monitoring for unplanned admissions ES

Monthly vaccination report via CQRS

November

Monthly review of all patients on the at-risk register and of all unplanned admissions and re-admissions.

30 November:
Practices should receive payment for component 2 payment of the unplanned admissions ES (57p per patient).

Monthly vaccination report via CQRS

December

Monthly review of all patients on the at-risk register and of all unplanned admissions and re-admissions.

31 December:
Monthly vaccination report via CQRS.

January - Q4 starts

1 January:
Check at risk register for unplanned admissions ES and make sure it is 2% of the practice's registered adult patients (aged 18 and over).

Monthly review of all patients on the at-risk register and of all unplanned admissions and re-admissions.

15 January:
Deadline for submission of October-December quarterly monitoring form for the extended hours ES.

Quarterly minor surgery and learning disabilities ES return.

31 January:
Deadline for submission of October–December quarterly monitoring for unplanned admissions.

Monthly vaccination report via CQRS

February

Monthly review of all patients on the at-risk register and of all unplanned admissions and re-admissions

28 February 2015:
Practices should receive payment for component 3 of the unplanned admissions ES (29p per patient)

Monthly vaccination report via CQRS

March

Monthly review of all patients on the at risk register and of all unplanned admissions and re-admissions

31 March:
Deadline for submission of the report for the patient participation ES.

Monthly vaccination report via CQRS

April

15 April:
Deadline for submission of January-March quarterly monitoring form for the extended hours ES.

Quarterly minor surgery and learning disabilities ES return

30 April:
Deadline for submission of January-March quarterly monitoring for unplanned admissions

Dementia ES end of year return (no specific date in guidance)

Alcohol ES end of year return (although practices can also submit monthly via CQRS if that is easier)

May

31 May:
Practices should receive payment for component 4 and component 5 payment of the unplanned admissions ES (29p and 43p per patient respectively).


Payment dates for unplanned admissions ES
Payment
% of total funding Per registered patient
Payable no later than
Component 1 45% £1.29 31 July 2014
Component 2 20% 57p 30 November 2014
Component 3 10% 29p 28 February 2015
Component 4 10% 29p 31 May 2015
Component 5 15% 43p 31 May 2015
  • Fionnuala O'Donnell is a practice manager in Ealing, West London, and a CCG board member.

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