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a female dr with patientAugust 10 2016

The latest specification for GP Contract Services for GP practices in England is now available. 

 Forming part of the General Medical Services contract, the latest release from NHS Digital contains data relating to a number of services:

  • Alcohol-related risk reduction scheme
  • Avoiding unplanned admissions
  • Childhood seasonal influenza vaccination programme
  • Hepatitis B (newborn babies) vaccination programme
  • HPV booster vaccination programme
  • Indicators no longer in QOF (INLIQ)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination programme
  • Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccination programme
  • Meningococcal B (MenB) vaccination programme
  • Meningococcal booster vaccination programme
  • Named accountable GP for all patients
  • PCV Hib / Meningococcal disease vaccination programme
  • Pertussis (pregnant women) vaccination programme
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme
  • Rotavirus (childhood routine immunisation) vaccination programme
  • Seasonal influenza vaccination programme

Data for shingles vaccination is expected in October.

In Scotland, the latest revisions to the Primary Medical Services Directed Enhanced Services have been published in NHS Circular PCA(M)(2017) 05. These are effective from August 1.

Three main revisions are noted:

  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster) DES giving details of year 5 of the programme
  • Revised Meningitis B DES giving details of year 3 of the programme.
  • Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunisation DES giving details of year 5 of the programme

Links:
NHS Digital ‘GP Contract Services: GP practices in England, 2016 to 2017’               
NHS Digital documents
Scottish Government NHS Circular: PCA(M)(2017) 05        

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