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New GP contract sets out less bureaucracy and more responsibility for patients

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5961 (Published 30 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5961
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

All general practices in England will have to display GPs’ average net earnings in 2014-15 on their websites by the end of March 2016, under terms agreed in the new general medical services (GMS) contract for GPs.1

From next April practices must also provide all patients with a named accountable GP who will be responsible for coordinating their care. They will also have to expand the information that patients can see in their medical records online and make more appointments available to book online. Practices have had to provide a named GP for the four million people aged 75 or over since April this year.2 The requirement includes monitoring …

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