Scottish GPs approve new contract

Scottish GPs approve new contract

January 22 2018 Scotland’s GPs have voted 71.5% in favour of implementing a new-style GP...

London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

December 18 2017 London has become the first region to offer extended hours of services to all...

Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

December 5 2017 GPs have voted in favour of the proposed new contract for general practice in...

NHS England to press ahead with curbs on prescribing items with little evidence base

NHS England to press ahead with curbs on prescribing items with little evidence base

December 1 2017 The first group of products that which should no longer be ordinarily prescribed...

New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

November 21 2017 NHS England has issued new guidance for commissioners around primary care. The...

  • Scottish GPs approve new contract

    Scottish GPs approve new contract

    Monday, 22 January 2018 15:00
  • London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

    London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

    Monday, 18 December 2017 14:22
  • Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

    Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

    Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:05
  • NHS England to press ahead with curbs on prescribing items with little evidence base

    NHS England to press ahead with curbs on prescribing items with little evidence base

    Friday, 01 December 2017 10:32
  • New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

    New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

    Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:54

a female dr with patientAugust 10 2016

The latest specification for GP Contract Services for GP practices in England is now available. 

 Forming part of the General Medical Services contract, the latest release from NHS Digital contains data relating to a number of services:

  • Alcohol-related risk reduction scheme
  • Avoiding unplanned admissions
  • Childhood seasonal influenza vaccination programme
  • Hepatitis B (newborn babies) vaccination programme
  • HPV booster vaccination programme
  • Indicators no longer in QOF (INLIQ)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination programme
  • Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccination programme
  • Meningococcal B (MenB) vaccination programme
  • Meningococcal booster vaccination programme
  • Named accountable GP for all patients
  • PCV Hib / Meningococcal disease vaccination programme
  • Pertussis (pregnant women) vaccination programme
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme
  • Rotavirus (childhood routine immunisation) vaccination programme
  • Seasonal influenza vaccination programme

Data for shingles vaccination is expected in October.

In Scotland, the latest revisions to the Primary Medical Services Directed Enhanced Services have been published in NHS Circular PCA(M)(2017) 05. These are effective from August 1.

Three main revisions are noted:

  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster) DES giving details of year 5 of the programme
  • Revised Meningitis B DES giving details of year 3 of the programme.
  • Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunisation DES giving details of year 5 of the programme

Links:
NHS Digital ‘GP Contract Services: GP practices in England, 2016 to 2017’               
NHS Digital documents
Scottish Government NHS Circular: PCA(M)(2017) 05        

Contract News

January 22 2018 An updated respiratory health plan for Wales has been published, taking forward the national strategy for the next three years.