The QOF is a voluntary system that provides ways to support research and obtain a number of quality standards by rewarding practices for the volume and quality of care of their patients. To help family physician practices make an informed decision, we present the similarities and differences between a contractor`s obligations, whether they have an MSG contract or an SMP agreement. The paper compares the GMS rules with the PMS requirements and the GMS model contract and the PMS agreement (as defined below). Contractors should be aware that local changes to their specific pms agreement may and are not addressed in this note. PSNC Briefing 020/16: Changes to the GMS 2016/17 contract (March 2016) This briefing contains a summary of key changes to the general medical services contract in England for 2016/17, which may be important for community pharmacy teams. These changes were agreed between NHS employers on behalf of NHS England and the General Committee of Practitioners of the British Medical Association. APMS contracts are made available under the direction of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Affairs. APMS contracts can be used to provide primary medical services from traditional family physicians` offices as well as others such as: This PSNC Briefing contains a summary of the most important aspects of the framework, which are of the utmost importance to municipal pharmacy teams and local pharmaceutical committees. In January 2019, NHS England made a series of changes to gp services to advance commitments made in the long-term NHS plan.

. Since April 2004, three contractual channels have been available to enable primary medical services (GP services). The itineraries are: Enhanced services – NHS England will order some national improvement services with uniform specifications. NHS England also has the flexibility to order extensive services on the ground to meet the different primary supply needs of the local population. This contractual route is provided for in the NHS Act 2006 and in the NHS (Personal Medical Services Agreements) Regulations. It is a local contract between NHS England and the practice, as well as its financing agreements. About 27% of firms in England are engaged in pm contracts. The GMS Treaty has a strong influence on the content and scope of this contract. Specialized PMS is an additional local flexibility to meet the unmet needs of client groups who have traditionally had difficulty accessing primary medical services, such as the homeless, prisoners, drug users. At the end of January 2019, NHS England published a five-year framework for family physician benefits, agreed with the British Medical Association (BMA) General Practitioners Committee (GPC) in England and supported by the government.

It implements obligations in the NHS`s long-term plan for changes to the family physician contract and sets the direction for primary care for the next five years. Community services – GCs can order these services to address local needs and priorities. PSNC Briefing 027/16: General Practice Forward View (May 2016) The GPFV document contains specific practical and funded measures for investment, labour, workload, infrastructure and care overhaul. This PSNC Briefing summarizes the elements of the plan that are most relevant to community pharmacies. All NCPs will have a network agreement defining their collective rights and obligations as well as partnership with non-GP practitioners. It will also include an obligation to exchange patient data to facilitate the safe and effective delivery of patient care. Essential services – each MSG practice is required to provide its registered patients and temporary residents with essential services (or, in PMS, their equivalent).