New GMS contract changes 2018/19

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NHS Employers and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioner Committee (GPC) have agreed changes to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract effective from 1 April 2018. These changes apply in England only.

The contract for 2018/19 will see an investment of £256 million, which is an overall increase of 3.4 per cent.

The changes include:

  • an investment of £60 million to cover GP indemnity costs for 2017/18
  • an uplift to allow an increase to the Item of Service (IoS) fee for certain vaccination and immunisations (V&I) from £9.80 to £10.06, in line with consumer price index inflation
  • an uplift of £22 million to allow a change in the value of a Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) point as a result of a Contractor Population Index (CPI) adjustment
  • a non-recurrent investment of £10 million to recognise additional workload associated with the implementation of e-Referral contractual requirements.

Read a summary of the agreement


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