Contracts

Changes to the GP contract for 2019/20

Changes to the GP contract for 2019/20

Medeconomics highlights the key points from the new five-year contract in England, described as the 'most significant' contract changes in 15 years.

GP contract 2019/20

Contract guidance for England published

Contract guidance for England published

NHS England and the BMA have published further details of the GP contract, including the service specification for the network contract DES and the template primary care network agreement.

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.

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 - including a new MMR catch-up campaign.

How will the network contract DES work? (updated)

How will the network contract DES work? (updated)

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. (This article has been updated to include new guidance on what practices need to do to become a network).

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.

GP contract: Ban on private lists, data on GP waiting times, shared parental leave

GP contract: Ban on private lists, data on GP waiting times, shared parental leave

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.

GP contract: More support for practices on GDPR

GP contract: More support for practices on GDPR

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.

GP contract: Direct booking from NHS 111

GP contract: Direct booking from NHS 111

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.

GP contract: GPs earning over £150,000 from NHS will have to publish income details

GP contract: GPs earning over £150,000 from NHS will have to publish income details

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.

Details of the network contract DES for 2019/20

Details of the network contract DES for 2019/20

A summary of the network contract DES that applies for 2019/20 in England.

How to increase patient uptake of online services

How to increase patient uptake of online services

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.

Online access to patient records - a checklist

Online access to patient records - a checklist

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.


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