BMA guidance

GMS contract and PMS agreement differences

To help GP practices make an informed decision, we set out the similarities and differences that exist between a contractors’ obligations whether they hold a GMS contract or PMS agreement.
Location: England
Audience: GPs Practice managers
Updated: Friday 13 March 2020
Topics: GP contracts and funding
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What you'll get from this guide

  • The contractor's obligations on a few select items depending on if you are on a GMS contract or PMS agreement.
  • Whether to switch to a GMS contract.
  • The differences in services and funding between GMS and PMS.

 

How to use this guide

The document compares GMS regulations and the PMS regulations and the model GMS contract and PMS agreement (as defined below). Contractors should be aware that local variations to their specific PMS agreement may apply which are not covered in this note.

This document is for use as a general guide only and does not represent an authoritative resource on the subject matter.

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