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GMS contract

General Medical Services contract. A contract between the NHS (UK) and GPs as independent contractors to provide general medical services to individuals on the GPs’ “list.”
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Under the General Medical Services contract, participating GPs receive a range of fees and allowances in respect of each medical card and GP-visit card patient on their list.
Health Minister Edwin Poots today announced that he has reached an agreement with GP leaders over the General Medical Services Contract.
The General Medical Services contract under which GP practices operate is currently negotiated on a UK-wide basis, despite health being devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
Management of chronic heart failure: perceived needs of general practitioners in light of the new general medical services contract.
The general medical services contract was introduced throughout the UK in April 2003 amid growing concerns among GPs about their workloads and the sustainability of services.
Under the General Medical Services contract negotiated with the government in 2003, GPs dropped evening and weekend work for a six per cent cut in salary.
Writing from a UK perspective, they focus on the ten clinical fields given quality indicators in the General Medical Services contract.
The new General Medical Services contract is designed to tackle recruitment and retention problems by giving doctors an average pay rise of 26 per cent over three years and the ability to opt out of out-of-hours work.
The new General Medical Services contract, designed to tackle the recruitment crisis in general practice, was unveiled in February.
The proposed General Medical Services contract sparked such anger among some GPs that they called for the doctors on the negotiating team to resign.
The new General Medical Services contract,affecting the UK's 36,000 family doctors, will see the biggest changes in medical practice for more than 40 years.
Many people across Wales will be aware of changes to their GPs' out-of-hours services due to a new General Medical Services contract that was introduced in April this year.

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