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NHS England statement re Carr Hill formula

NHS England and the BMA have released a joint statement on the Carr Hill formula this week. I reproduce it below for you. Yet again the review of the Carr Hill formula is deferred for another year. We are disappointed. While we welcome the intentions of NHS England, we do wonder if they...

2018/19 Indemnity Settlement & the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP)

Please see the information relating to the 2018/19 Indemnity settlement. GPC England and NHS England have agreed the amount to cover the increased cost of indemnity for 2018/19. This will again be £60m and be paid on a per-patient basis equivalent to £1.005 per patient. Practices and individual...

Focus on Private Practice

We are often asked advice about what services GPs can charge their registered patients for. The BMA have a very comprehensive Focus on Private Practice (July 2010) document which refers to the GMS regulations and provides advice about what you can and cannot charge patients for. There is...

GMS Contract

NHS Employers The GMS Contact documents are published each year on NHS Employers Website. NHS Employers - The GMS Contract GMS Contract Agreement 2018 -19 GP pay and expenses The GPC have not agreed to accept a further pay uplift of 1% this year. Instead they have agreed that from 1 April...

GP contract five-year framework

The NHS Long Term Plan committed £4.5 billion more for primary medical and community health services by 2023/24. This will support better care for patients outside hospital in their local communities. NHS England and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee have agreed...

Guidance on new obligation to complete biannual extended access survey

New obligation From October 2016, as set out in regulations, every GP practice in England will be required to submit an online return twice a year through the Primary Care Web Tool: www.primarycare.nhs.uk within a new module titled 'Biannual Extended Access'. This will set out what access to...

Payments for GP performers covering sickness leave

2017/18 GMS AGREEMENT FAQs Guidance published by the BMA is available here Any further questions, please dont hesitate to contact the LMC office on 0116 2962950 or enquiries@llrlmc.co.uk

Sub-letting practice space

Generally, if the practice is receiving rent from those subletting, then it would be reasonable for the notional rent to abated. However, if this is not the case and the room is being used to provide services that are supporting the delivery of Primary care this would not be the case, though it...

Travel immunisations/vaccines

UPDATED OCTOBER 2019 Travel vaccines are part of additional services of the new GMS contract. When the new contract was introduced in 2004 a number of the individual items were automatically transferred into the global sum: Private income for some travel vaccines The situation with regard to...