Primary Care Services
This section includes all contract documentation and guidance relevant to General Medical Services, Personal Medical Services and Alternative Provider Medical Services. These services are nationally negotiated but are managed by us under delegated commissioning arrangements from NHS England since April 2016.
Locally Commissioned GP services includes contract documentation, service specifications, templates and guidance relating to primary care services we commission. These services are intended to meet local health needs and to enable patients to access services at their GP practice, rather than having to go to hospital.
There are a number of Primary Care Local Investment Schemes that incentivise quality improvement and efficient use of resources and also encourage practices to be more involved in commissioning. Details of the Primary Care Local Investment Scheme for 2018 - 2019 are included in this section (2017 - 18 scheme can and supporting documents can be found here).