Contracts

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 contract 2020/21

GP contract update for second phase of COVID-19 response

GP contract update for second phase of COVID-19 response

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.

Full details of QOF changes for 2020/21

Full details of QOF changes for 2020/21

NHS England and the BMA have published full details of the change to the QOF for 2020/21, which are summarised here.

£20,000 golden hello scheme for new GP partners opens from 1 July

£20,000 golden hello scheme for new GP partners opens from 1 July

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.

Network contract DES for 2020/21 updated due to COVID-19 outbreak

Network contract DES for 2020/21 updated due to COVID-19 outbreak

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.

Overview of the GP contract for 2020/21

Overview of the GP contract for 2020/21

Medeconomics highlights the key points from the GP contract deal for 2020/21.

How are practices expected to support care homes in the pandemic?

How are practices expected to support care homes in the pandemic?

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.

Changes to vaccination payments under the GP contract

Changes to vaccination payments under the GP contract

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.

What does the new GP contract mean for primary care networks?

What does the new GP contract mean for primary care networks?

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.

GP contract 2020: What is the Impact and Investment Fund?

GP contract 2020: What is the Impact and Investment Fund?

Primary care networks (PCNs) will be rewarded for performance with the introduction of the new Investment and Impact Fund.

Network contract DES: The additional roles reimbursement scheme explained

Network contract DES: The additional roles reimbursement scheme explained

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.

GP contract changes as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak (April-June 2020)

GP contract changes as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak (April-June 2020)

Medeconomics summarises the contractual changes that have been introduced in England between April and June 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Useful resources for practices

Patient participation group annual checklist

Patient participation group annual checklist

Use our checklist to help you review processes and ensure your PPG is running smoothly.

How to make the most of your PPG

How to make the most of your PPG

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.

End-of-year checklist for GP practices

End-of-year checklist for GP practices

A round-up of what practices in England need to do by the end of March 2020.

Data Protection and Security Toolkit checklist

Data Protection and Security Toolkit checklist

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 2020.

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.

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.


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