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GMS/PMS Contracts Services Agreements (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2020

Richard Vautrey  of the BMA summarised the amendments as follows: -

GMS and PMS regulations changes from October 2020 (England)

The amendments to GMS and PMS regulations in England to commence from October 2020 have now been published. These mainly brought into force elements of the GP contract agreement from earlier in the year. The amendments include:

GP Contract Agreement 2020/21

NHSE published the  Update to the GP Contract 20/21-23/24 This is an update to Investment and Evolution. NHSE&I has also published a letter detailing the financial implications of this update.

We have a dedicated page for the 2020/21 update to contract at: -  https://www.wessexlmcs.com/updatetogpcontract20212324

GP Contract Agreement 2019/20

The BMA’s GP committee reached a contract agreement with NHS England spanning five years, which introduced widespread changes aimed at addressing both the workforce and workload pressures experienced by GPs in England, and improving services for patients by beginning to realise ambitions laid out in the NHS Long-Term Plan.

The contract gave practices almost £1bn across five years, while another £1.8bn investment to support the formation of Primary Care Networks, in which practices work together to provide care to patients across a wider geographic area.

We have a dedicated page for the 2019/20 Contract at: https://www.wessexlmcs.com/gpcontractagreement201920  where you can download a full suite of the contract documents.

Alternatively, go to  NHSE GP contract 2019/20

GMS Contract Changes 2018/19

NHS Employers and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) agreed changes to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract effective from 1 April 2018. These changes applied in England only.

The contract for 2018/19 saw an investment of £256 million, which was an overall increase of 3.4 per cent.

Further information can be found here: http://www.nhsemployers.org/GMS201819

GMS Contract Changes 2017/18

In previous years the changes were kept to a minimum because of the pressures that all practices face.  

We know that for most practices the major factors that are having a negative impact are workload and workforce.

These contract changes were aimed at supporting practices and to address these important factors. Alone, these contract changes did not address all the issues but they should be considered in the context of other important developments including the GP Forward View and the New Models of Care (also know as MCP or Vanguards).

Please click here to read the outcome of the 2017/18 GMS contract negotiations

For a summary of the changes to PMS and APMS contracts in 2017/18 go to this link: Implementing the 2017/18 GP contract

New Contractual Requirements 2016

Provision of information on general practice access data (Publications Gateway Ref No: 05730)

The Government’s mandate to NHS England had a commitment to ensure everyone had easier and more convenient access to GP services, including appointments at evening and weekends. From October 2016, as set out in regulations, every GP practice in England was required to submit an online return twice a year through the Primary Care Web Tool.  This set out what access to appointments the practice offers to patients either itself or through other arrangements, seven days a week.  

Guidance is planned to be published shortly on NHS England’s website.

Contact Name and email address for any queries: england.gpaccess@nhs.net

GMS Contract Changes 2016/17

NHS Employers and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) announced changes to the GMS contract in England for 2016/17 on 19 February 2016.

The contract for 2016/17 saw significant investment, helping to alleviate some of the pressures in general practice and working to improve access to services. In addition, there were a number of other key changes including  further development of data collection to drive patient care and changes that continue or build on last year’s online services. No changes were made to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicators or thresholds.

GMS Contract 2016/17 Guidance 

GMS and PMS Regulations 2015

GMS: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1862/contents/made (Issue December 2015)

PMS: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1879/contents/made (Issue December 2015

GMS and PMS Regulations Amendments

2016General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements (Amendment) Regulations 2016

2017General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements (Amendment) Regulations 2017

2018General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements (Amendment) Regulations 2018

2019General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements (Amendment) Regulations 2019

2020General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements (Amendment) Regulations 2020

2020 - General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2020

Premises Costs Directions 

The National Health Service (General Medical Services - Premises Costs) Directions 2004

The National Health Service (General Medical Services - Premises Costs) Directions 2013

Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions 2013

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions 2013

Statement of Financial Entitlements Amendments

2014 

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions - Amendments 2014

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment No.2) Directions 2014

 

2015 

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions - Amendments 2015

The General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment No.2) Directions

The General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment No.3) Directions 2015

 

2016 

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions - Amendments 2016

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment No. 2) Directions 2016

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment No.3) Directions 2016

 

2017 

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2017

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlement (Amendment No.2) Directions 2017

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Payment in Respect of Indemnity Fees) Direction 2017

 

2018 

The General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2018

 

2019 

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2019

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment No. 2) Directions 2019

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Payment in Respect of Indemnity Fees) Direction 2019

 

2020 

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2020

General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment No. 2) Directions 2020

The Primary Medical Services (Directed Enhanced Services) Directions 2020

 

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