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More GPs will have new contract option

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:658
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Within the next year a quarter of GPs in England could be on new contracts, which will pay them on the basis of meeting quality standards and the particular needs of their local population, rather through a combination of capitation fees and item of service payments.

    The personal medical services contract has been available since 1998, and last week the government announced that there had been 2000 applications for the third wave of personal medical services contracts, which are negotiated locally.

    They will allow GPs, health authorities, and primary care trusts to develop a specific range of …

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