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PMS GPs may work to quality markers

PMS GPs are set to work towards the same quality markers as GMS GPs once the new contract is adopted, the NHS Confederation has revealed.

Mike Farrar, chair of the confederation's contract negotiating team, said PMS GPs would get the same chance to earn the bonuses attached to the markers. 'Primary care organisations are keen that high quality is incentivised across the board,' he added.

The Government's former adviser on PMS, Dr James Kingsland, said that the quality framework could be made compulsory for GPs moving to a permanent PMS con-

tract.

Dr Kingsland, a GP in the Wirral, Merseyside, said: 'I can see a case happening where they say you can't stay as a pilot and these are the things you need to sign up to go permanent.'

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