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Focus On PMS Reviews and Transistion to GMS

Updated on Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 897 views

Background
As part of the 2013/14 contract imposition, the Government in England planned far-reaching changes to practice funding to reduce the wide variation in funding per patient between practices. Practices with above average levels of funding as a result of GMS correction factor payments are having their funding reduced over a seven year period starting from April 2014 and practices with historically high PMS payments will generally (though not where different arrangements were previously agreed by practices) have their funding reduced over four to seven years or will be recommissioned to provide defined enhanced services for the extra funding.Following an NHS England national directive, NHS England teams are currently reviewing local PMS agreements to bring PMS spending in line with GMS contracts. The initial intention was that these reviews were due to end in March 2016, after which PMS core practice income will gradually be brought in line with GMS practices, however in reality many have been completed and the outcomes are already being implemented in many parts of England.

Read the full guidance on how the process works here

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