Enhanced services 2012/13

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Clinical directed enhanced services

NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) agreed the following Directed enhanced services changes for 2012/13.

The following existing Clinical Directed Enhanced Services (DESs) were re-commissioned by Primary Care Trusts, in England, for the twelve-month period ending on 31 March 2013:

  • the alcohol reduction scheme, and
  • the learning disabilities health check scheme.

The requirements of these clinical DESs remained the same and the payment scheme mirrored the payment scheme at the same rate that applied for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012.

To download the guidance, please click here.

The Osteoporosis DES was no longer be available from 1 April 2012 in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The GMS portion of the funding from the DES was reinvested in the global sum with no corresponding increase to correction factor payments. Any money released through reductions in correction factor payments was reinvested back into the global sum.

Extended hours access directed enhances services (England)

The Extended Hours DES was extended by one year to 31 March 2013. The requirements and payment scheme remained the same as that applied for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012.

The guidance published by the Department of Health on the Extended Hours Directed Enhanced Service 2011-12 applied.

The download the guidance, please click here.

Patient participation directed enhanced service (England)

The Patient Participation DES was introduced for two years in April 2011 and continued in 2012/13.


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