GMS contract

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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They will also see a reduction in the importance of Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), a system rewarding GPs for implementing "good practice" in their surgeries, which has been criticised for its high levels of bureaucracy.Dr Charlotte Jones, chairwoman of GPC Wales, said: "I'm pleased that our collaborative working relationship with Welsh Government and NHS Wales has enabled the challenging work of the review of the GMS contract in Wales to be taken forward in a positive manner to make general practice sustainable for the future.
Dr Charlotte Jones, chairwoman of General Practitioners Committee Wales, said: "I'm pleased our collaborative working relationship with Welsh Government and NHS Wales has enabled the challenging work of the review of the GMS contract in Wales to be taken forward in a positive manner to make general practice sustainable."
Reform Scotland have called for a Scottish GMS contract, setting out what services GP practices must provide and how they are funded.
Another GMS contract win has secured the supply of eight 3-man accommodation units on the Kudeta Lift Boat, located offshore Abu Dhabi.
The uncertainty of the future of the PMS contract has prompted a small number of practices to consider returning to the GMS contract, according to Dr Lothian.
The privilege Ms Simpson mentions of not having to work out-of-hours was negotiated as a "sweetener" as part of the new GMS contract, and GPs pay a percentage of their income to opt-out of providing 24 hour care.
The GMS contract was still agreed and operated nationally.
The British Medical Association sent ballot papers to the 43,000 GPs and GP registrars around the country, asking: "Do you wish to see the proposed new GMS contract implemented?"
Those on PMS contract typically earned pounds 91,885compared to pounds 77,086 for those on the GMS contract.
It follows a decision in March by Dr Lethbridge and partners, one of the two practices at Briton Ferry Health Centre, to give six months' notice of the termination of their GMS contract.
About three-quarters of GPs have a GMS contract, while the remainder have a locally negotiated Personal Medical Services contract.