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GP contract 2019/20

GP Contract 2019/20

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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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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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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.

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Guaranteed increase to global sum next year, says BMASubscription

31 Jan 2019 By

There will be a ‘guaranteed’ increase in the global sum in the 2019/20 financial year, on top of the other funding settlements announced as part of the contract, the BMA has said.

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NHS to fund all staff indemnity on top of global sum increaseSubscription

31 Jan 2019 By

The new GP contract has guaranteed GMS contract funding uplifts every year on top of funding the indemnity of all GPs and general practice staff.

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GPs to get £5 extra per child vaccinated under new MMR catch-up schemeSubscription

05 Feb 2019 By Lea Legraien

GPs will receive an extra £5 for every child aged 10-11 they vaccinate with the MMR vaccine from April, under the new GP contract.

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My gut is certainly reacting to this new contractSubscription

04 Feb 2019


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Practices will be funded to provide direct appointment bookings through NHS 111Subscription

31 Jan 2019 By Lea Legraien

Practices will receive funding through the global sum to enable direct booking of GP appointments through NHS 111, NHS England has announced.

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MDU members at risk of liability for historic claims under NHS indemnity schemeSubscription

31 Jan 2019 By

GPs who are members of the Medical Defence Union are still at risk of being held liable for historic claims once the Government's indemnity scheme is introduced in April.

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Pulse’s verdict: Everybody needs good neighbours… Subscription

31 Jan 2019

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