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In full: 2014/15 GP contract specifications

The Government has released the full specifications for the 2014/15 GP contract.

Click here to read the contract guidance and audit requirement

Click here to read the Statement of Financial Entitlement

Summary of contract guidance key points

- monthly global sum payments rise to £73.56 per patient

- MPIG is reduced by one-seventh

- 341 QOF points are retired, 238 points reinvested into core funding

- practices must assign a named, accountable GP to all patients aged 75 and over

- new duties of cooperation with out-of-hours providers including timely sharing of patient data and same-day review of clinical details

- NHS number should be on all correspondence

- online appointment booking and presciption renewal becomes a contractual requirement

- GPs have to automate uploads to the Summary Care Record or publicise plans to do so

- must use the GP2GP transfer of patient records when a patient registers or deregisters

- patients should be given access to summaries from their medical records online, publicised plan required by September, implementation by April 2015

- net GP earnings will be published from April 2015, subject to details being ironed out

- NHS Employers, NHS England and GPC will be discussing changes to the Carr-Hill formula to be implemented from April 2015 - this ‘may include the development of a bespoke deprivation index based on a number of clinical conditions which reflect deprivation’

- From December 2014, the Friends and Family Test will be a contractual requirement and the contract regulations will be updated by October to reflect the change

- From October, GPs can register patients from outside their boundary area, a working group will be working through how arrangements around home visiting and access to urgent care will work

Source: NHS Employers

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