On 2nd February 2023, the GP contract offer proposed by the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England (NHSE) was rejected by the General Practice Committee of the British Medical Association (GPCE). Despite subsequent lobbying and discussions, the government ministers did not present any acceptable alternative offer to facilitate agreement between NHSE and GPCE. NHSE, representing the ministers... More Info
Overview of agreement Stalemate in negotiations between BMA's GPC and NHS England Changes proposed by NHS England not agreed upon or endorsed by BMA NHSEI aligned with 2019 plan, refuses to discuss GPC England's proposals outside five-year framework GPC England negotiators engaged in discussions, but NHSEI didn't consider them as negotiations NHSEI shows willingness to understand pressures on GPs but... More Info
GPC England has negotiated minimal updates to the GP contract 2021/22 to give practice support and stability through the pandemic period. Top-line changes Minimal changes from 1 April 2021, including delays to previously agreed elements. Where they relate to the GMS and PMS contracts, the changes will come into effect upon amendment of the contract regulations. Funding commitments already made... More Info
GP contract England 2020/21Download GPC England has negotiated an update to the GP contract 2020/21. This contract will: build on the PCNs (primary care networks) created in 2019 with additional funding and additional workforceexpand recruitment and retention initiatives for GPs, thus reducing workloadretain GP and partnership autonomyensure GPs have a leadership role at the centre of primary care. The changes... More Info
GP contract 2019/20Download Primary care networks Practices to form primary care networks through a new network DES (directed enhanced service), building on the core contract. Medical indemnity A state-backed indemnity scheme to cover clinical negligence for all GPs and staff working in NHS GP providers, both in and out of hours.Run by NHS Resolution, there is no direct cost to practices or... More Info
Funding An additional £61.5m put into global sum, for the extra 1% for GP and staff pay.Global sum rise from £85.35 to £87.92 per weighted patient.QOF point increase from £171.20 to £179.26.Item of service payments for all V&I programmes delivered via the SFE uplifted from £9.80 to £10.06.Uplift to the reimbursement schemes for parental and sickness cover. Indemnity An extra... More Info
Funding Seniority payments phased out.1% pay increase.Increase in global sum from £73.56 to £75.77.QOF point value increasing from £156.92 to £160.15. Services Learning disabilities enhanced service extended.Extended hours enhanced service extended.Avoiding unplanned admissions enhanced service discontinued.Changes to vaccinations service specifications.Patient participation enhanced service discontinued.Alcohol enhanced service discontinued. IT requirements Requirement to include the NHS number in all NHS correspondence.Requirement to... More Info
Requirement for all patients over 75 to have a named GP.IT related changes became part of the of GP contract, including electronic appointment booking, requesting online repeat prescriptions and access to summary information on the patient record.Choice of GP practice scheme extended.Friends and family test became a requirement.Practices had to report on the quality requirements for out of hours services.