Gms care

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What is General Medical Services (GMS)?

General medical services ( GMS) is the range of healthcare that is provided by general practitioners (GPs or family doctors) as part of the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.

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How is primary care allocated to GMS practices?

Every practice gets a share of a total amount of money allocated towards primary care in GMS practices (the Global Sum). This share is determined by the practices list size, adjusted for age and sex of the patients (children, women and the elderly have higher weights than young men because they cause a greater workload).

What is a GMS contract?

Today, the GMS contract is a UK-wide arrangement with minor differences negotiated by each of the four UK health departments. In 2013 60% of practices had a GMS contract as their principle contract.

What is General Medical Services (GMS) scheme?

The General Medical Services (GMS) Scheme provides access to medical and surgical services for persons for whom acquiring such services would present undue hardship. Under the GMS scheme, persons are entitled to a Medical Card (MC) or a GP Visit Card (GPVC).

What does general medical services mean?

general medical services. Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia. A generic term for non-urgent personal medical services provided by general practitioners (GPs) in the UK under the terms of service of the national GP contract.

What is a GMS contract?

Today, the GMS contract is a UK-wide arrangement with minor differences negotiated by each of the four UK health departments. In 2013 60% of practices had a GMS contract as their principle contract.

When did the General Medical Services contract come into force?

The standard General Medical Services contract reflects the NHS General Medical Services Contract Regulations including the NHS Primary Medical Services Regulations which came into force on 1st April 2013.

How is funding for GMS practices calculated?

We remind GP practices how funding for GMS practices is calculated using the Carr-Hill formula, and what is taken into account. By 2020 the core funding of all GMS practices will be paid based on the global sum allocation formula, or Carr-Hill formula.

What are general medical services contracts (GMS)?

General medical services (GMS) contracts: These deliver core medical services and are agreed nationally. The funding for these types of contract is calculated based on the practice’s registered list size with a fixed, nationally agreed, price per patient, and the actual amount paid is calculated practice-by-practice.

What is the difference between the GMS and PMS contracts?

The PMS contract is another form of core contract but unlike the GMS contract, is negotiated and agreed locally by CCGs or NHS England with a general practice or practices. This contract offers commissioners an alternative route with more flexibility to tailor requirements to local need while also keeping within national guidelines and legislation.

How does a general practice get funded?

The funding a general practice receives depends on a complex mix of different income streams. Much of a practice’s income comes from its core contract agreements – meeting mandatory requirements, running essential services and operating additional and out-of-hours services where they have been agreed. This is known as the global sum payment.

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