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 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 (the 2017 / 2018 scheme and supporting documentation are also referenced here).

Practices are required to submit a number of data collections through the year as directed by the monthly schedule.  The data page provides all the relevant documentation.

OCCG commissions a range of interpreting services for speakers of foreign languages and British sign language for deaf patients.  These can be access via a single telephone number and all practices are able to book interpreters for consultations with GPs, nurses or other members of the practice team.  Information about the interpreting service can be found under Interpreting Services Guidance for Practices.