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GP contract 2020/21

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New CCG powers to assign practices to PCNs will ‘erode practice autonomy’ Subscription

18 Feb 2020 By

CCGs will be able to 'assign' a practice to a primary care network (PCN) if no other PCN wants to take them from April, under new contract arrangements that GPs have said will 'erode practice autonomy'.

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BMA to host special LMCs conference on 11 MarchSubscription

12 Feb 2020 By

The BMA GP Committee will host the special conference of LMCs to discuss the impending GP contract changes on 11 March.

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New QOF points added to contract backed by £10m funding envelope Subscription

12 Feb 2020 By Lea Legraien, Costanza Pearce

The GP quality and outcomes framework (QOF) will be updated to include more points while asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) domains have been overhauled, under contractual changes. 

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GP practices can offer £20k partnership incentives to pharmacists and practice managersSubscription

11 Feb 2020 By Beth Kennedy, Lea Legraien

GP practices can offer practice managers and pharmacists £20,000 to partner up with them under the new GP contract.

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GP contract funding ‘not enough to solve staffing problems,’ warn financial expertsSubscription

11 Feb 2020 By Lea Legraien

The overall increase to GP funding under contract changes announced last week does not go far enough to solve long-standing workforce problems in general practice, financial advisors have warned.

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Universal six-week postnatal check for new mothers confirmed in GP contractSubscription

10 Feb 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

GP practices will be required to provide a postnatal check to all new mothers between six and eight weeks after they have given birth under new contract changes.

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GP practices no longer able to remove certain violent patients from list Subscription

10 Feb 2020 By Lea Legraien

A change to the GP contract means that practices will no longer be able to remove certain violent patients from their list.

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NHSE dilutes PCN care home plans and agrees £120/bed as it delays two servicesSubscription

07 Feb 2020 By Lea Legraien

NHS England has agreed to delay the introduction of two controversial primary care network (PCN) service specifications, but will push ahead with three pared back versions covering care homes, medication reviews and early cancer diagnosis.


GP trainees to spend longer training in general practice under new contractSubscription

07 Feb 2020 By Costanza Pearce

GP trainees are to spend 24 months out of their 36-month training period in general practice from 2022 under the new GP contract.

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Vaccinations and immunisations to become essential contractual serviceSubscription

07 Feb 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

The new GP contract has stated that vaccinations and immunisations will become an essential service this year.

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Reaction to the new GP contract for 2020/21Subscription

07 Feb 2020 By

GPs, health officials and contract negotiators give their take on this year's GP contract 

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PCNs to get 100% funding for all extra clinical staff as further roles are addedSubscription

07 Feb 2020 By Costanza Pearce

Primary care networks (PCNs) will receive 100% reimbursement for all additional clinical staff – including six new roles – recruited from April 2020 under the new GP contract.