• NHS England letter: GMS contract changes 2018/19

    22 March 2018

    This letter from Ed Waller confirms the outcome of the 2018/19 General Medical Services (GMS) contract negotiations.

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  • Dementia guidance goes online

    21 March 2018

    The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has made its guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia available free of charge online.

    The guidance covers the epidemiology of dementia and a wide range of implications for dental professionals, including patient identification, competence and referrals, communication, consent and capacity, history taking, treatment planning, care delivery, prescribing and site-specific considerations for dental practices, care homes and domiciliary practice.

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  • Details of the 2018/19 GP contract changes

    21 March 2018

    The details of changes to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract 2018/19 are available on the NHS Employers website.

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  • NHS England announces agreement on 2018/19 GP contract

    21 March 2018

    A new GP contract, agreed by NHS England, the government and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee, will take effect from 1 April 2018.

    It will see an investment of £256.3 million going into the contract for 2018/19, a 3.4% increase overall.

    This includes £60 million to be paid to GP practices to help cover the increased costs of indemnity inflation from 2017/18.

    All GPs in England will use digital tools to help patients get quicker and easier access to family doctors and specialists as part of the changes announced.

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  • Support for people with severe mental illness

    20 March 2018

    This review by the National Institute of Healthcare Research highlights research on aspects of severe mental illness such as supporting early detection and intervention, crisis care, supporting recovery and managing physical and mental health.

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