Changes to the GP contract

Problems with the GP contract date back to 2004

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7816 (Published 3 December 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7816

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  1. Hendrik J Beerstecher, general practitioner1
  1. 1Canterbury Road Surgery, Sittingbourne ME10 4JA, UK
  1. hendrick.beerstecher{at}nhs.net

The time for action on the GP contract was in 2004.1 In exchange for quick and easy cash from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), the core General Medical Services (GMS) contract was left vulnerable to unilateral imposed change, did not specify core duties, and did not contain inflation proofing. …

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