directed enhanced service

directed enhanced service

An enhanced service, which all Local Health Boards must commission or provide by central Government mandate. Because enhanced services are non-core general medical services (GMS), the GPs in a particular area are paid by the local primary care trust (PCT) for providing DESs over and above their salaries as GPs.

Directed enhanced services
• Alcohol-Related Risk Reduction Scheme
• Childhood immunisations
• Child pneumococcal immunisations
• Ethnicity and first-language recording
• Extended hours
• H1N1 pandemic influenza immunisations
• Heart failure treatment scheme
• Influenza immunisations
• Learning disability health check scheme
• Minor injuries
• Osteoporosis
• Pneumococcal vaccines for adults
References in periodicals archive ?
The Local Enhanced Service interim arrangement will end on September 30, and NHS Kirklees has written to GPs inviting them to join the Directed Enhanced Service (DES) Extended Hours Access Scheme which will start on October 1.
After I had read of pressure on hospital beds, I asked questions of Minister Jane Hutt in October 2004, and had a reply from a Richard Barr Hsc - CP CHSO stating that - 'Extended minor surgery is one of six directed enhanced services which Local Health Boards (LHBs) are required to commission under general medical services contracts.

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