In order to help family doctors` offices make an informed decision, we present the similarities and differences that exist between the obligations of a contractor, whether they have a GMS contract or a PMS contract. The QOF is a voluntary program that provides ways to support research and achieve a number of quality standards by rewarding practices for the volume and quality of care for their patients. The document compares the GMS rules and PMS requirements, as well as the GMS contract template and the PMS agreement (as defined below). Contractors should be aware that local derogations from their specific PMS agreement may apply and are not addressed in this note. This contractual route is provided for by the NHS Act 2006 and NHS (Personal Medical Services Agreements) regulations. This is a local contract that was concluded between NHS England and the practice at the same time as its funding agreements. About 27% of firms in England have PMS contracts. The GMS contract has a strong influence on the content and scope of this contract. The specialized PMS is an additional local flexibility to meet the unmet needs of groups of clients who, traditionally, have experienced basic medical care that is more difficult to access, for example. B the homeless, prisoners, drug users. In January 2019, NHS England made a series of changes to family doctor services to advance the commitments made in the NHS long-term plan. Combat under-reduction by attracting family doctors and nurses to undercrowded areas.
One of the most important changes in the contract is the introduction of the network contract as a Directed Enhanced service. This allows general practice to play a leading role in any primary care network (NCP) and will be broadcast live on July 1, 2019. The network contract is an extension of the kern GP contract and not a separate contract that must be offered to all firms. The NCP funding also includes some 20,000 healthcare professionals working in NCPs, in addition to existing health teams that provide tailored care or patients and allow family physicians to focus more on patients with complex needs. enable innovative and flexible working methods in primary procurement. All NCPs will have a network agreement setting out their collective rights and obligations as well as how they will work with stakeholders outside the family doctor`s office. It will also include a requirement for the exchange of patient data to support the safe and efficient delivery of patient care. Enabling a wider range of skills and a team-based approach to patient treatment offers a household option and an increased role for nurse practitioners as a solution to recruitment problems, for example.B. in areas of high disadvantage APMS contracts are provided under the instructions of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare.