• 2018/19 General Medical Services (GMS) contract – ready reckoner

    8 May 2018

    NHS Employers, on behalf and NHS England and the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC), has published a ready reckoner to support commissioners and practices in calculating the effect of the financial changes to the contract. This spreadsheet is available to download from the NHS Employers website.

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  • NHS England letter: GMS contract changes 2018/19

    22 March 2018

    This letter from Ed Waller confirms the outcome of the 2018/19 General Medical Services (GMS) contract negotiations.

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  • Details of the 2018/19 GP contract changes

    21 March 2018

    The details of changes to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract 2018/19 are available on the NHS Employers website.

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  • NHS standard contract 2017/19: consultation on proposed national variation

    12 March 2018

    The NHS standard contract was updated in January 2018 in line with legislative and policy changes. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25 May 2018, a further national variation is now required. NHS England has published, for consultation, proposals for in-year national variations to the full length and shorter forms of the contract. The consultation papers are available and comments on the proposals they contain should be sent to england.contractsengagement@nhs.net by Tuesday 3 April 2018.

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  • NHS standard contract 2017-19 and national variations – action by 31 January

    5 January 2018

    NHS England has published the a new edition of the full length and short form NHS standard contract 2017-19, updated technical guidance, information on national variations and related documents.

    Commissioners must now ensure that the appropriate national variation is implemented for all of their contracts, to take effect from 1 February 2018. Where commissioners are placing new contracts with providers, they must now use the updated versions of the relevant contract.

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