GP partner contracts

Essential guidance for GP partners regarding contract Terms and Conditions.


Model contract

ArrowModel 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

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

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


Enhanced Services

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

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

ArrowEthnicity and first language recording (PDF)


Supporting contract guidance

ArrowFriends and family test for GP practices

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

ArrowPublic Health Services Contract (FAQs)

ArrowFocus on creating outer boundaries for GP practices

ArrowFocus on GP seniority payments - guidance on calculating payments

ArrowManaging disputes with a Primary Care Organisation (PDF)

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

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

ArrowGuidance on the suspended GP performer (PDF)

Quality and Outcomes Framework

QOF 2015-2016

ArrowQOF changes

QOF 2014-2015

ArrowSummary of changes

QOF 2013-2014

ArrowFocus on payments

GP practices

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

ArrowWhat 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.

ArrowRead the BMA statement

GP feedback

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