GPs to see 'minimal changes' to their contract from April
16 February 2018, Pulse
Practices can expect ‘minimal changes’ to the GP contract in 2018/19, according to a presentation given to local GPs by the BMA.
The presentation, given at GPC ‘roadshow’ events, said that while current contract negotiations have ‘yet to be completed’, there would be ‘minimal changes planned' for the 2018/19 contract.
The PowerPoint presentation from the BMA, seen by Pulse, adds that there will be no changes to the QOF but that a review for 2019/20 is under way.
It also said the BMA would not accept another pay uplift capped at 1% and indicated that it was being unsuccessful in negotiating for GPs to charge existing patients for some NHS services.
Wessex LMCs chief executive Dr Nigel Watson told Pulse most GPs supported the need for a review ‘because QOF is a fairly blunt instrument’.
He said: ‘It’s done a lot of good but we’re chasing cholesterol’s in 90 year olds where actually the target should be in the 40 years olds, so I think having a review of QOF is a good idea.’
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