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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The BMA GP Committee will host the special conference of LMCs to discuss the impending GP contract changes on 11 March.
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.
GP practices can offer practice managers and pharmacists £20,000 to partner up with them under the new GP contract.
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.
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.
A change to the GP contract means that practices will no longer be able to remove certain violent patients from their list.