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PSNC Briefing 098/13: Guide to the NHS Standard Contract and Local Authority Public Health Contract

...or the commissioning of NHS services.  To ensure that these are robust, NHS England has produced an NHS Standard Contract, the use of which is mandatory when Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission NHS services. To help LPCs and contractors understand the new Contract, PSNC has published a briefing which concentrates on the final stage of commissioning – the drafting and agreement of the written contract. PSNC Briefing 098.13 Guide to NHS...

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The GP contract

...their colleagues work on a day to day basis. This section of the website contains a brief description of the GP contract and related resources for community pharmacists and their teams in order to support understanding of the way GP practices operate and thus joint working at a local level. Since April 2004, three contracting routes have been available to enable commissioning of primary medical services (‘GP services’). The routes ar...

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Contract Monitoring

QUICK LINKS Pharmacy Regulations 2013 CPAF as downloadable documents CPAF module on PharmOutcomes Contract monitoring visits Monitoring the use of SOPs NHS England’s Area Teams (ATs) have responsibility for monitoring the provision of Essential and Advanced services. Arrangements for monitoring locally commissioned services may be set out in local contracts or Service Level Agreements. Community Pharmacy Assurance Framewo...

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PSNC Briefing 010/14: Changes to the GMS contract in 2014/15 (update) (April 2014)

This briefing updates PSNC Briefing 107/13 which summarised the changes being introduced to the GMS contract in April 2014. This briefing incorporates extra information on the changes, following the publication of briefings on the changes to the contract by NHS Employers. It highlights those aspects of the changes that may have an impact on community pharmacies. PSNC Briefing 010/14: Changes to the GMS contract in 2014/15 (update) (April 2014) I...

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PSNC Briefing 107/13: Changes to the GMS contract in 2014/15 (December 2013)

This briefing summarises changes being introduced to the GMS contract (the GP contract) in 2014/15 and highlights those aspects of the changes that may have an impact on community pharmacies. PSNC Briefing 107/13: Changes to the GMS contract in 2014/15 (December 2013) If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information, please contact Alastair Buxton, Head of NHS Services. To browse other PSNC briefings on the healthcar...

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Update: The GP contract and NHS England’s ‘Call to action’

...089/13) is saved on the PSNC Briefings page and can be downloaded here: PSNC Briefing 089/13: Changes to the GMS contract in 2013/14 and development of a strategic framework. Introduction: The GP Funding Negotiations Following negotiations between the GP Committee (GPC) of the BMA and NHS Employers, the Department of Health (DH) consulted on proposals to change the primary medical care contractual arrangements in December 2012. The proposals did...

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Contract and IT

Popular Contract and IT resources Contract Opening Hours Notification Forms (including Bank Holiday Notification Forms) Contract Monitoring Toolkit (CPAF) Essential Service Specifications Patient Survey Templates (Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire) Complaints Forms   IT ETP Claim Form Ceasing Operation of EPS – template letter Informtion Governance (IG) Templates...

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New guidance on NHS Standard Contract published

...or the commissioning of NHS services.  To ensure that these are robust, NHS England has produced an NHS Standard Contract, the use of which is mandatory when Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission NHS services. To help LPCs and contractors understand the new Contract, PSNC has published a briefing which concentrates on the final stage of commissioning – the drafting and agreement of the written contract. To view it, please visit the PSNC...

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PSNC Briefing 089/13: Changes to the GMS contract in 2013/14 and development of a strategic framework (September 2013)

This briefing is an update to a briefing issued earlier in 2013 (PSNC Briefing 047/13) which summarises the changes to the GMS contract in 2013/14 and highlights those aspects of the changes that may have an impact on community pharmacies. The briefing also highlights the NHS England call to action for general practice which was published in mid-August 2013 as part of the wider development of a primary care strategic framework. PSNC Briefing 089...