The BMA and NHS England have announced details of a five-year contract, described as the 'most significant' contract changes in 15 years. Medeconomics highlights the key points.
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.
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.
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).
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 will be required to allow direct booking of patients appointments from NHS 111 from April under the new GP contract.
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.
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