Guidance

Contract/PMS/GMS/APMS
GP Contract 24/25
Last Reviewed Date
04/04/2024

As we know, the 24/25 Contract was imposed by NHSE despite lobbying from GPC England.

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| Legal
| National Policies / Procedures
| Support
Regulations
Last Reviewed Date
02/04/2024

GMS Contracts,  Regulation Amendments

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| National Policies / Procedures
NHS and Private Treatment
Last Reviewed Date
29/12/2023

This is a complex area and needs careful navigating to ensure you don’t fall foul of the GMS/PMS Regulations.

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| National Policies / Procedures
Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
Last Reviewed Date
14/12/2023

Primary Care Networks and PCN Network Agreement

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PCN Workforce – ARRS
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

The update to the GP Contract Agreement 2020/21-2023/4 ​​ brings enhancements to the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS). Additional workforce will be introduced and funded through the Network.

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| National Policies / Procedures

NHS England released guidance on the new out of area patient registration (choice of GP practice) arrangements in November 2014

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Home Visiting
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

Visiting patients at home is a part of the GMS contract.

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| Finance / Pensions / Retirement
| Governance & Confidentiality
| Support

The Healthcheck Diagnostic Tool has been revised (with thanks to Susie Altmeyer-Ennis for her help), and this now includes PCN roles for practices, and other refinements.

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General Practice Contract
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

The New General Medical Services (nGMS) contract 2003 ‘investing in General Practice’ known as ‘the blue book’, was agreed in 2003 and implemented in 2004.  It was a three-year contract that has seen considerable changes and enhancements year on year since then.

Contract/PMS/GMS/APMS

The requirement to submit Friends and Family Test (FFT) data was suspended across the NHS in March 2020 and was reintroduced into the GP Contract from 1st April 2022.