England General practitioner Practice manager Contract

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GP contract 2014-2015 England

Guidance and requirements

Read the guidance from NHS Employers:
GMS contract changes 2014-2015 - guidance, audit and technical requirements


Overview for practices

Find more details on the key changes to the 2014-2015 contract below:

  • Patients aged 75 and over should have been informed of their named GP is by the end June 2014 or within 21 days of registration.
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  • Step-by-step guidance unplanned admissions enhanced service.
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  • From April 2014 a number of IT related changes became part of the of GP contract, including electronic appointment booking, requesting online repeat prescriptions and access to summary information on the patient record.
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  • Work out how the changes to seniority will affect you and your practice and plan accordingly.
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  • Ensure that your practice can meet the quality requirements for out of hours services.
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  • Changes to enhanced services have been introduced.
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  • The Friends and Family Test will be a contractual requirement from October 2014.
    New guidance to be published soon
  • PMS practices - check how the contract changes will be applied to your practice funding.
    Read guidance from NHS England (Scroll down for last year's guidance)