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Updated on 11 February 2020, 1153 views

GP Contract Agreement England 2020/21

GPC England has negotiated an update to the GP contract 2020/21 - 2023/24. This contract will build on the Primary Care Networks created in 2019 (with additional funding and additional workforce), expand recruitment and retention initiatives for GPs (supported with additional funding), thus reducing workload, while retaining GP and partnership autonomy and ensuring GPs have a leadership role at the centre of primary care. The changes will significantly increase funding into the contract (both core and PCN), the details of which are set out below.

Full Details here 



The PCN service specifications and accompanying survey have now been published for 2020/21

Somerset LMC commentary

GPC Summary of PCN Draft Specifications 

NHSE Website New Contract Documents 


BMA PCN Page (continually updated)

PCN Development Support – Guidance and Prospectus NHS England and NHS Improvement

NHS England has launched a new monthly podcast focusing on Primary Care Networks.


Episode 1: Supporting the development of primary care networks. In this episode, Dr Canniff talks about her passion for Primary Care Networks and how she is supporting the development of networks in her own area, as part of the work across Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System.

Episode 2: Primary care networks and the role of practice managers. In this episode, Hannah Smalley, Practice Manager and Managing Partner at Merchiston Surgery, talks about her role in the strategic development of Wyvern Health Partnership and the vital role of practice managers in developing primary care networks locally.

Episode 3: Primary care networks and the role of the Clinical Director. In this episode we talk to Dr Hannah Morgan, the Clinical Director of Hayling Island Emsworth primary care network, about how she is developing her PCN, her role as clinical director and some initial aims and objectives as the PCN partners begin to work together

DES Specifications

QOF Guidance 

PCN Partnership Review