Implications of the new GP contract
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Implications of the new GP contract. CLINICAL MEDICINE, 5 (1). pp. 50-54. ISSN 1470-2118Full text not available from this repository.
A new contract for general practitioners (GPs) was introduced in the UK on 1 April 2004 which has implications for secondary care. In particular, the contract means that GPs can opt out of out-of-hours care, and accident & emergency services have voiced their concern that their workload may increase as a result. The new contract provides the potential for a rise in GPs' salaries by two means: through the provision of the Quality and Outcomes Framework which includes the management of 10 common chronic diseases; and through 'Enhanced Services', which are a series of optional 'extra' more specialised services with national specified standards that can be commissioned by primary care organisations (PCOS).
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||CLINICAL MEDICINE|
|Publisher:||ROY COLL PHYS LONDON EDITORIAL OFFICE|
|Official Date:||January 2005|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 50-54|
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