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COVID-19 GP guidance tracker - live table

COVID-19 GP guidance tracker - live table

The Medeconomics COVID-19 GP guidance tracker highlights guidance relevant to GP practices during the pandemic in an easy-to-search format. Last updated: 14 April 2021.

How to manage a GP surgery improvement or development project successfully

How to manage a GP surgery improvement or development project successfully

Healthcare property expert Paula Mace offers some practical advice to GP practices considering a premises improvement project or new build.

GP COVID-19 update, 9 April: AstraZeneca vaccine, latest vaccination programme guidance

GP COVID-19 update, 9 April: AstraZeneca vaccine, latest vaccination programme guidance

Medeconomics provides a round-up of the latest COVID-19 information for GP practices.

Investment and Impact Fund 2021/22 explained

Investment and Impact Fund 2021/22 explained

Details of the Investment and Impact Fund (IIF) for 2021/22, which rewards PCNs for performance in six key areas.

Network contract DES 2021/22 - full details

Network contract DES 2021/22 - full details

An overview of the network contract DES for 2021/22, with links to key guidance.

Funding for the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS) 2021/22

Funding for the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS) 2021/22

Details of the funding available for additional roles recruited as part of the network contract DES in 2021/22.

PCN service specification: Supporting early cancer diagnosis

PCN service specification: Supporting early cancer diagnosis

An overview of the network service specification.

PCN service specification: Enhanced health in care homes

PCN service specification: Enhanced health in care homes

An overview of the network service specification.

PCN service specification: Structured medication review and medicine optimisation

PCN service specification: Structured medication review and medicine optimisation

An overview of the network service specification and its accompanying guidance.

Vaccinations and immunisations – checklist for 2021/22 changes

Vaccinations and immunisations – checklist for 2021/22 changes

A number of changes to vaccinations are being introduced to the GP contract in England from April 2021. This checklist can help ensure your practice is meeting the new requirements.

GP COVID-19 update, 1 April: Updated vaccination SOP, vaccine uptake, new JCVI advice

GP COVID-19 update, 1 April: Updated vaccination SOP, vaccine uptake, new JCVI advice

Medeconomics provides a round-up of the latest COVID-19 information for GP practices.

QOF QI indicators 2021/22 - Supporting patients with learning disabilities

QOF QI indicators 2021/22 - Supporting patients with learning disabilities

For 2021/22, supporting patients with learning disabilities is one of the modules in the QOF's quality improvement domain. Medeconomics looks at what practices will need to do.

QOF QI indicators 2021/22 – Early diagnosis of cancer

QOF QI indicators 2021/22 – Early diagnosis of cancer

For 2021/22, early diagnosis of cancer will be included in the QOF's quality improvement domain. Medeconomics looks at what practices will need to do.

GP COVID-19 update, 26 March: Shielding staff, second dose FAQs, PGDs updated

GP COVID-19 update, 26 March: Shielding staff, second dose FAQs, PGDs updated

Medeconomics provides a round-up of the latest COVID-19 information for GP practices.

£120m extra COVID-19 funding for general practice until September

£120m extra COVID-19 funding for general practice until September

GP practices will be supported with an extra £120m over the next six months through an expansion of the COVID-19 support fund unveiled by NHS England.

How to respond to a subject access request for medical records

How to respond to a subject access request for medical records

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Ellie Mein explains the steps practices need to take when patients request access to their medical record.

GP COVID-19 update, 19 March: Vaccine supply, shielding, AstraZeneca jab safety

GP COVID-19 update, 19 March: Vaccine supply, shielding, AstraZeneca jab safety

Medeconomics provides a round-up of the latest COVID-19 information for GP practices.

Changes to GP contract for 2021/22

Changes to GP contract for 2021/22

Medeconomics outlines the key points from the GP contract deal for 2021/22.

JCVI priority list for COVID-19 vaccination

JCVI priority list for COVID-19 vaccination

Details of priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Changes to COVID-19 vaccination enhanced service for phase 2 of campaign

Changes to COVID-19 vaccination enhanced service for phase 2 of campaign

GP practices in England have until 19 March to choose whether to remain part of the COVID-19 vaccination programme beyond the first nine priority cohorts, NHS England has said.

Changes to vaccinations and immunisations for 2021/22

Changes to vaccinations and immunisations for 2021/22

GP practices in England have been provided with final detail of the biggest overhaul of vaccine payments for 30 years, which is set to go ahead from April as part of the 2021/22 GP contract.

Changes to QOF for 2021/22

Changes to QOF for 2021/22

The BMA and NHS England have confirmed that the QOF will restart in full from April this year.

Focus on patients with learning disabilities – a checklist

Focus on patients with learning disabilities – a checklist

All patients with learning disabilities should now be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination, while practices in England will be expected to look at improving care for this group as part of the QOF in 2021/22. Our checklist can help you get started.

New advice on staffing vaccination sites as operating procedure updated

New advice on staffing vaccination sites as operating procedure updated

GP practices could face a financial challenge as the COVID-19 vaccine programme expands in the coming months because they will have to foot the bill for extra staff, the RCGP and BMA have warned.