GPC England announces GP contract agreement 2019/20

GPC England has announced that it has negotiated a deal which will span the next five years. In 2019 the focus will be on building the foundations, creating Networks and starting to expand the workforce.

From 2020 onwards the focus will be on further increasing the workforce, additional funding and services reconfigured (as decided by the networks).

The most substantial changes commence from April 2019. The changes should provide much needed support and resources for general practice, expanding the workforce, reducing workload, increasing funding, retaining GP and partnership autonomy and ensuring GPs have a leadership role at the centre of primary care.

You can read a summary of the deal, and the various attachments for each of the specific areas of contract change, which outlines immediate preparation, 2019 requirements and planning for future years on the BMA website.