06 / 7 / 2015 11am
As part of the agreement reached for General Medical Services (GMS) in 2015/16, NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA agreed the following changes to enhanced services:
- The avoiding unplanned admissions (AUA) enhanced service (ES) will be extended for a further year from 1 April 2015, with changes including allowances for patients on the case management register who die or move practice, revisions to the reporting process, changes to the payment structure, and the addition of a patient survey.
- The patient participation enhanced service will end. From 1 April 2015 it will be a contractual requirement for all practices to have a patient participation group (PPG) and to make reasonable efforts for this to be representative of the practice population. Funding associated with this ES will be reinvested in global sum.
- The alcohol enhanced service will end. From 1 April 2015 it will be a contractual requirement for all practices to identify newly registered patients aged 16 or over who are drinking alcohol at increased or higher risk levels. Funding associated with this ES will be reinvested in global sum.
Download the 2015/16 technical requirements.
A set of FAQs have been developed to support commissioners in delivery of the GMS contract for 2014/15. The FAQs can be found on our enhanced services (ES) FAQs page.