GP partner contracts

Essential guidance for GP partners regarding contract Terms and Conditions.


Model contract

Model General Medical Services contract (GMS)
This contract acts as the basis for arrangements between the NHS Commissioning Board and providers of general medical services in England. Download this from the website.


Personal Medical Services

PMS agreements
Covering permanence, the new GMS, finance, the regulatory framework, movement to GMS, practice-led commissioning, appraisal funding and political representation.

Reviewing PMS contractual arrangements
This guidance note sets out the options available to PMS practices when PCTs seek to change PMS contracts.


Enhanced Services

Read more on the new and amended enhanced services for 2014-2015

Get the latest on Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination programme for pregnant women

Ethnicity and first language recording (PDF)


Supporting contract guidance

Friends and family test for GP practices

Contractual issues for GPs - implications of retirement on practices, practice mergers and advertising and tendering vacancies (PDF)

Public Health Services Contract (FAQs)

Focus on creating outer boundaries for GP practices

Focus on GP seniority payments - guidance on calculating payments

Managing disputes with a Primary Care Organisation (PDF)

Focus on health service body status - how does this affect the management of disputes?

Guidance on medical performers list for GPs applying as individuals (PDF)

Guidance on the suspended GP performer (PDF)

Quality and Outcomes Framework

QOF 2015-2016

QOF changes

QOF 2014-2015

Summary of changes

QOF 2013-2014

Previous revisions of guidance

GP practices

Guidance to help GP practices, including information on services, premises and staffing.

What you need to know

Duty of care regarding test results

The ultimate responsibility for ensuring that test results are acted upon rests with the person requesting the test.

Read the BMA statement

GP feedback

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