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General practice contract changes 2016-2017



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England GP contract 2016-2017

This years contractual negotiations have now been completed and accepted by the GPC.

Headlines:
  • A £220m investment of new funding in the contract – more than double that last year – and seven times greater than in 2014/15
  • Recognition of GP expenses, which for the first time has taken account of individual components that include rises in Care Quality Commission (CQC) fees, indemnity costs, national insurance contributions, superannuation and increased utility and other charges
  • An intended 1% net pay uplift
  • A 28% increase in vaccination and immunisation fees from £7.64 to £9.80
  • Ending of the imposed dementia enhanced service, therefore reducing the workload and bureaucracy of this flawed
    scheme, and with resources going into global sum
  • No new clinical workload requirements and no changes to QOF indicators or thresholds
  • A commitment from NHS England to explore a national strategy to manage demand through self-care and appropriate
    signposting of patients to services
  • A commitment to explore ending QOF and the Avoiding Unplanned Admissions enhanced service in 2017/18
For full details please go to the BMA website:

http://www.bma.org.uk/working-for-change/negotiating-for-the-profession/bma-general-practitioners-committee/gp-contract-negotiations/contract-agreement-england