Contract Changes for 2015/16
The following provides an overview on the contract changes for 2015/16:
- DDRB recommended the GPs should receive 1% increase in pay
- Overall value of the GMS contract will be increased by 1.16% (the Government has used a formula previously employed by the DDRB to calculate the gross uplift to GP contracts it believes is necessary to achieve this net outcome)
- Global sum £75.77 per weighted patient (an increase of 3%)
- This year only there will be a further increase in the GMS global sum price per weighted patient on the 1st October 2015 to reflect changes to the seniority scheme and reinvestment of this funding
- Seniority is being phased out with payments ceasing on 31st March 2020 with 15% reduction each year from 2013/14 and simultaneous transfer to core funding
- PMS/APMS baseline increase is £1.66 per weighted patient
- PMS OOH deduction is £4.09 per weighted patient
- The pound per point value of QOF will increase to £160.15
- OOH opt out deduction will not apply to the reinvestment of MPIG, enhanced services and seniority funds, percentage value of the OOH deduction for opted out GMS practices will reduce to 5.39% in the first half of 15/16
- Publication of GP mean net earnings – this will include NI but will be based on wte GPs as defined by the practice
- Enhanced Services:
- Patient participation ES to end and funding transferred into global sum. Contract will require practice PPG but no reporting requirements
- Alcohol DES to end and funding transferred to global sum. Registration form for new patients to identify alcohol excess & take appropriate action
- Extended hours, dementia and learning disabilities extended for a further year
- Minor surgery - there will be a consistent set of standards for this
- Avoiding unplanned admissions - patients who move or pass away will count towards the 2%
Armed Forces Personnel
The GMS Regulations have been amended to allow for armed forces personnel within a specified cohort to be registered with a GP practice for longer than three months and up to a maximum of two years.
Defence Medical Services will retain responsibility for meeting occupational health needs, but the individual’s primary care needs will be delivered through registration for NHS primary medical care services with a GP practice. These patients will need to have received the explicit authorisation of Defence Primary Health Care in order to register. A summary of the patient’s medical records will need to be shared with the GP practice.
Any armed forces personnel registered with a GP practice under these amended arrangements will be funded as a fully registered patient during the time of their registration.
GP Contract changes documentation:
Please see below links to documents relating to the GP contract changes for 2015/16: