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GP contract 2019/20

GP Contract 2019/20

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30,000-patient networks set to receive £1 per head more than larger networksSubscription

15 Mar 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Primary care networks with a population size of 30,000 are set to receive £1 per patient more than 50,000-patient networks in 2019/20, according to new guidance from the BMA.

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Primary care networks will not have to be led by GPs, says NHS EnglandSubscription

13 Mar 2019 By Lea Legraien

Primary care networks will not have to be led by a GP, with 'any clinician' in general practice able to take charge, NHS England has said.

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Dr Nikita Kanani: ‘This contract provides the beginning of a response’Subscription

01 Mar 2019

Dr Nikita Kanani tells Jaimie Kaffash the new contract is the first step in tackling the crisis in general practice

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Will networks save general practice?Subscription

01 Mar 2019

Practices across the UK are having to form collectives, but will they prove beneficial for GPs and patients, asks Léa Legraien 

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GPs will not have to pay for rising employer pension contributionsSubscription

31 Jan 2019 By Lea Legraien

GP partners will not have to bear any extra costs associated with the increase in the employer pension contributions, NHS England has said.

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Practices given £2 per patient to join networks under new DESSubscription

31 Jan 2019 By

The new primary care networks will be set up using £1.8bn of Government funding, NHS England has announced.

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GPs on more than £150k a year to be namedSubscription

31 Jan 2019 By

GPs will be prevented from drawing ‘unexpectedly high’ salaries under new measures in the new GP contract, NHS England has announced.

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Billions to be invested in practice funding through five-year GP contract Subscription

31 Jan 2019 By

A new five-year GP contract has been agreed, with £405m of funding confirmed for 2019/20 that will in part be used to support practices to join networks.

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Funding for new staff could be removed to 'offset' practice costs in case of inflationSubscription

26 Feb 2019 By Lea Legraien

Primary care networks might not be able to recruit additional staff if inflation rises significantly, the BMA has said.

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GP federations will not count as primary care networks 'in most cases'Subscription

21 Feb 2019 By

Exclusive Practices will have just a couple of months to join new primary care networks if they are to qualify for a significant amount of funding being invested in the organisations by NHS England.

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All the headlines from the 2019/20 GP contract at a glanceSubscription

31 Jan 2019

Everything you need to know

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HEE to cover GP trainee indemnity costs until qualificationSubscription

22 Mar 2019 By Lea Legraien

Health Education England (HEE) will fund personal indemnity cover for all GP trainees from April, the BMA has announced. 

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CCGs are trying to 'manipulate' formation of networks, warn GP leadersSubscription

12 Mar 2019 By Lea Legraien

Exclusive CCGs in some areas of England have been trying to 'manipulate' new primary care networks to ensure they align with their own plans, according to GP leaders.

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NHS England issues 'letter of comfort' on OTC prescribing for GPs Subscription

12 Feb 2019 By Lea Legraien

GPs who refuse to prescribe over-the-counter (OTC) medicines will not be 'at risk of breaching their contract', NHS England has said.