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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.