Updates on the GP contract, plus advice on meeting contract requirements, including enhanced services and QOF. For more on primary care networks see here.
GP practices have been told to re-start health checks and other suspended services as NHS England set out sweeping plans for the second-phase GP response to COVID-19.
The BMA has confirmed that the number QOF points available for the flu and cervical screening indicators will double this year as part of changes introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
GPs and other healthcare professionals taking up partnership roles for the first time can apply for a £20,000 golden hello payment from 1 July under a scheme delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Practices have been urged to 'reconfirm their participation' in the network contract DES as soon as possible to avoid any interruption in PCN funding during the 'critical moment' of the coronavirus pandemic.
Medeconomics highlights the key points from the GP contract deal for 2020/21.
GP practices have been told to deliver weekly ‘check ins’ for local care homes ‘within a fortnight at the latest’ as part of the NHS's second-phase response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Primary care networks (PCNs) will be rewarded for performance 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 summarises the contractual changes that have been introduced in England between April and June 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Use our checklist to help you review processes and ensure your PPG is running smoothly.
10 tips on how to get the best out of your PPG and ensure the process does not involve too much work, plus links to useful resources.
A round-up of what practices in England need to do by the end of March 2020.
This checklist provides a guide to the information you will need and advice on how to complete the new Data Protection and Security Toolkit. Updated for 2019/20.
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.
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.