• Primary medical services regulations updated

    12 April 2017

    The Department of Health has updated the NHS Primary Medical Services Directions. It has added the General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2017, the General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Payment in Respect of Indemnity Fees) Direction 2017 and the Primary Medical Services (Directed Enhanced Services) Directions 2017, which supersedes the 2016 document.

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  • NHS payments to general practice, England, 2015/16

    26 September 2016

    NHS Payments to General Practice, England 2015/16 presents NHS payments to individual providers of general practice services in England. Figures are given for the main payment categories which include global sum, the minimum practice income guarantee (MPIG), balance of PMS expenditure, quality and outcomes framework (QOF) and enhanced services.

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  • Funds earmarked for access as more details of GP Forward View emerge

    26 September 2016

    NHS England and NHS Improvement have published details on how the extra funding announced in the General Practice Forward View will be used to help transform services. They appear in Delivering the Forward View: NHS Operational Planning Guidance for 2017/18 and 2018/19.

    On top of planned increases to primary medical care allocations for general practice, the guidance confirms that there will also be further local recurrent funding to improve and increase capacity in general practice, totalling £138m by 2017/18 and increasing to £258m by 2018/19. This will contribute to the overall ambition of investing an extra £2.4 billion in general practice services by 2020/21.

    In 2016/17, this funding is being made available to the General Practice Access Fund pilot schemes (formerly the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund) and a number of additional areas across the country which will accelerate delivery of improving GP access in 2017/18. This will also enable London to begin a capital wide programme of improving access from 2016/17.

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  • Updated 2016/17 technical requirements for GMS contracts

    22 July 2016

    NHS Employers has published the updated 2016/17 technical requirements document. This now includes the seasonal influenza vaccine Read codes to be used as well as detailing the payment, management information and cohort count wording as it appears on CQRS.

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  • Primary medical services directions: SFE update

    27 May 2016

    The General Medical Services statement of financial entitlements has been updated.

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