GMS contract changes 2006 - 2012

NHS Employers work with NHS England on negotiations with the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association, on changes to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract.

View contract changes between 2006 - 2012 on this page. Below is a summary of the changes in each year, view the more information and the full contract by opening the page. 

A set of FAQs has been developed to support the delivery of the 2016/17 GMS contract. The FAQs can be found on our non-clinical FAQs page.
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GMS contract changes 2011/12

Changes included: an increase in pay in 2011/12, 0.5% uplift, changes to QOF, extension of clinical and non-clinical DESs and a new Patient Participation DES.

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GMS contract changes 2010/11

Changes included: continuation of the Extended Hours Access Scheme Directed Enhanced Service and  four clinical DESs in England. No changes to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) as part of a wider agreement on a new DES for the swine flu vaccination programme.

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GMS contract changes 2009/10

In 2009/10 the agreed changes gave a fairer distribution of resources across practices, to ensure that the contract rewards practices that continue to develop services to meet patient needs.

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GMS contract changes 2008/09

These changes included an additional 1.5 per cent investment in new patient services and small changes to QOF, to ensure that it reflected the latest clinical evidence.

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GMS contract changes 2006/07

In 2006/07, the key changes included strengthening and improving the QOF, and new investment in enhanced services. In England there was a new Extended Hours Access Scheme DES and a new independent patient experience survey.

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