Updates on the GP contract, plus advice on meeting contract requirements, including enhanced services and QOF. For more on primary care networks see here.
Medeconomics highlights the key points from the GP contract deal for 2020/21.
Medeconomics provides details of changes to the QOF for 2020/21.
A radical overhaul of the way practices in England are paid for vaccinations – the most significant change to the system in 30 years – is to begin from this April under the GP contract.
Requirements for primary care networks (PCNs) from April have been significantly scaled back and funding increased to cover the full cost of hiring staff into additional roles.
Supporting people with learning disabilities is one of the QOF's quality improvement modules for 2020/21. Medeconomics explains what practices will need to do.
For 2020/21, early diagnosis of cancer will be included in the QOF's quality improvement domain. Medeconomics looks at what practices will need to do.
Primary care networks (PCNs) will be rewarded for performance from April 2020 with the introduction of the new Investment and Impact Fund.
Under the GP contract for 2020/21, the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme has been changed and will now provide 100% funding for staff recruited and several new roles will be covered by the scheme. Medeconomics explains the changes.
Medeconomics highlights the key points from the new five-year contract in England, described as the 'most significant' contract changes in 15 years.
Changes to the QOF under the GP contract for 2019/20 will remove 'unnecessary indicators' and introduce a new quality improvement domain.
There are a number of changes to vaccinations under the new GP contract in England from April 2019 - including a new MMR catch-up campaign.
Under the new five-year GP contract practices are expected to join a network and sign up to a new network contract DES that will begin in July 2019.
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.
The new five-year GP contract will ban practices from holding private lists, introduce new provisions for shared parental leave and waiting times data will be published from 2021.
Under the new contract five-year GP contract practices will receive extra funding to help cover the costs of providing subject access requests (SARs) for free and CCGs will be required to offer a data protection officer to practices.
Practices in England are required to allow direct booking of appointments from NHS 111 under the new GP contract. Medeconomics explains how this should work.
All GPs, including GP locums, in England who earn more than £150,000 from the NHS next year will have to make their earnings public, according to the new GP contract.
A summary of the network contract DES that applies for 2019/20 in England.
The new GP contract in England has a number of digital requirements - this article offers tips on how to increase uptake of online services in your practice.
This checklist can help ensure you have processes in place for online access to records and prepare for the new contract requirement that all patients should have access to their full record online from April 2020.