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GPC England has concluded negotiations with NHS Employers for amendments to the 2018/19 GMS (and PMS) contract.

The agreement reached will provide some stability to GMS/PMS contractors, securing £256m of funding to address practice pressures, including practice expenses and a long-overdue pay increase.

GMS contract changes for 2018/19

GPC England has voted to accept this year’s agreement for contractual and non-contractual changes.

For the full details and figures, ensure you read the letter and further information below. Here is a list of the main contractual changes you need to be aware of.

Contract changes – in summary

  • Interim uplift of 1% for pay and in line with inflation for expenses, which would be increased further following any uplift secured through the DDRB process
  • Increase in indemnity costs covered
  • Uplift in line with inflation for those vaccinations and immunisations in the SFE
  • Uplift to reimbursements of locum cover for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption leave
  • Fixed-term contracted salaried GPs for sickness/parental leave will be reimbursed (in line with locum cover)
  • Minor amendments to clinical aspects of vaccinations and immunisations
  • Significant resources and support for implementation of the electronic referral service
  • QOF point value to be uplifted to reflect population increase
  • New regulations to support practices in the removal of violent patients
  • New premises cost directions

Please see the following link on the BMA website for more information and detail about the contract agreement


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