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GMS Contract Changes 15/16

Updated on 26 April 2016, 1555 views

The following is an extract from the NHS Employers website.  This link takes you to the contract changes for 2015/16, dating back to 2006/07:

NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association have agreed changes to the General Medical Services contract for 2015/16  for England.

On 30 September 2014, NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA announced changes to the GMS contract in England for 2015/16.

The focus of the changes is on a named, accountable GP for all patients, publication of GPs' average net earnings and commitment to expand and improve the provision of online services.

GPC and NHS England will separately submit evidence to the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body (DDRB) in relation to the 2015/16 uplift to the GMS Contract. The Government will consider the DDRB recommendations before making a final decision.

The changes include the following:

A set of FAQs has been developed to support area teams and practices in delivery of the 14/15 GMS contract. The FAQs can be found on our non-clinical FAQs page.

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GMS Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions 2013

Directed Enhanced Services (DES) Directions 2016