General Medical Services contract
Agreed contract changes for 2012-2013 (PDF)
The following changes were agreed between the GPC and NHS employers on behalf of the four health departments in November 2011.
Model GMS contract and variation document
You can download this from the DH website
Personal Medical Services
Covering permanence, the new GMS, finance, the regulatory framework, movement to GMS, practice-led commissiong, 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.
Further contractual guidance
Public Health Services Contract (FAQs)
The public health services contract is a non-mandatory contract that local authorities - as commissioners - can use for commissioning public health services. Read our FAQs.
Dispensary Services Quality Scheme (PDF)
Specification of requirements for receiving dispensary services quality payments
Focus on outer boundaries (PDF)
Do all practices have to create outer boundaries and how will they impact on patients?
Focus on GP seniority payments (PDF)
Guidance on calculating seniority payments, claiming for work outside the NHS, appeals, salaried GPs, sabbaticals, voluntary overseas service and primary medical services GPs.
Primary Medical contracts - who can hold what? (PDF)
Eligibility criteria for holding different types of primary medical services contract and eligibility to be a member of the NHS Pension Scheme. Plus the circumstances when more than one contract may be held.
Contractual issues for GPs (PDF)
Covers implications of retirement on practices, practice mergers and advertising and tendering vacancies
Managing disputes with a Primary Care Organisation (PDF)
A dispute resolution procedure is needed to resolve issues that arise within the contract for example a dispute involving financial entitlement under the contract (It does not cover employment disputes)
Focus on health body service status (PDF)
If practices opt to become a health service body how are disputes properly managed?
Medical performers list for GPs applying as individuals (PDF)
For those applying as an individual medical practitioner to join a performers list, and for those intending to withdraw from a list.
The suspended GP performer (PDF)
To provide Local Medical Committees (LMCs) and GPs with authoritative guidance on the implications for, and actions required by, a suspended GP performer.
FAQs on funding in the GMS contract
GMS contract enhanced services 2013-14 by NHS Employers and NHS England
Extended hours access directed enhanced service 2012-2013 (England)
Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination programme for pregnant women
Patient participation directed enhanced service (England)
Ethnicity and first language recording (PDF)