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Now is not the time to change GP contract, leaders agree

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n212 (Published 22 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n212

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  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The BMA and NHS England have agreed that only minor changes will be made to the GP contract in England from April this year. In addition, there will be funding increases for practices and primary care network staff, the BMA said, giving practices the support and stability necessary to focus on their response to the pandemic.

In 2019, the BMA’s England GP committee and NHS England agreed a five year contract framework,1 with further changes to be negotiated annually and …

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