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BMA GP Committee Rejects Contract Package and Calls Special Conference

The BMA’s England GP committee has voted not to accept a contract agreement with NHS England and condemned the recently-published draft service specifications outlining what is expected of Primary Care Networks over the next four years. Members of the committee, who met in London on Thursday 16...

Constituent Response to Draft PCN DES Specifications

Based on feedback received from our constituents, Humberside LMC has submitted a response to the draft service specifications for the PCN DES which were published in December 2019: 'Constituents are generally supportive of any initiatives aimed at improving patient care by reducing inequity of...

GP Contract 2020/21 - Summary of Changes

GPC England and NHSE/I have negotiated changes to the GP contract for 2020-21 following a GPC England meeting held on 6 February 2020. Full details are available on the BMA website here. ​​​​​​ Headlines are: • The new value of Global Sum from 1st April will be £93.46. • The...

GPC Contract Roadshow 2020

This event is now fully booked. Any further bookings will be placed on a waiting list. To place your name on the waiting list visit https://www.fourteenfish.com/events/10221.

NHS England Publishes Summary of PCN DES Engagement

NHS England has published its summary of the recent engagement on the draft PCN DES specifications. Over 4,000 responses were received to the proposals, which has prompted an overwhelmingly negative reception from GPs when they were released in December. See our earlier news story on the...

PCNs - Network Contract DES National Service Specifications 2020/21

NHS England is seeking feedback on the five national service specifications, of the GP contract framework, which will be delivered by primary care networks (PCNs) - in collaboration with community services and other providers - from April 2020. The GP contract framework set out seven national...

Primary Care Networks

How to Create and Run a Primary Care Network This is a link to the BMA's extensive guidance on PCNs. The pages are regularly updated and cover topics including: PCN handbook and top tips What you need to become a PCN Decision making Data sharing Tax guidance Funding Workforce Humber, Coast...

Sessional GPs

Covid-19 - Model Terms for GPs (April 2020) BMA practice/provider agreement - model terms of engagement for a GP providing temporary COVID-19 services. They can be used for the temporary engagement of a GP by a GP practice or other primary care provider for COVID-19 services and are recommended...

Update - Draft PCN Specifications

On 16th January BMA’s England GP committee voted not to accept a revised contract agreement with NHS England and condemned the recently-published DES draft service specifications outlining what is expected of Primary Care Networks over the next four years. Since the specifications were released...