Details of flu vaccine ordering for 2018-19 season published

Details of flu vaccine ordering for 2018-19 season published

February 8 2018 NHS England has issued its guidance on ordering flu vaccines for the 2018-19 flu...

'Easy access' initiatives could fragment GP services, warns Nuffield report

'Easy access' initiatives could fragment GP services, warns Nuffield report

February 7 2018 The development of new ways for patients to access GP services could threaten the...

Restricted range of gluten free products can still be prescribed if CCGs agree

Restricted range of gluten free products can still be prescribed if CCGs agree

February 5 2018 Gluten-sensitive enteropathy patients may still have certain gluten-free products...

NHS England prepares to launch ACO consultation

NHS England prepares to launch ACO consultation

January 31 2018 NHS England is preparing to launch a consultation on the contracting arrangements...

Improvement seen in flu vaccine uptake for start of 2017-18 season

Improvement seen in flu vaccine uptake for start of 2017-18 season

January 26 2018 Influenza vaccine uptake increased in the first four months of the 2017-18...

  • Details of flu vaccine ordering for 2018-19 season published

    Details of flu vaccine ordering for 2018-19 season published

    Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:52
  • 'Easy access' initiatives could fragment GP services, warns Nuffield report

    'Easy access' initiatives could fragment GP services, warns Nuffield report

    Wednesday, 07 February 2018 14:29
  • Restricted range of gluten free products can still be prescribed if CCGs agree

    Restricted range of gluten free products can still be prescribed if CCGs agree

    Monday, 05 February 2018 11:56
  • NHS England prepares to launch ACO consultation

    NHS England prepares to launch ACO consultation

    Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:40
  • Improvement seen in flu vaccine uptake for start of 2017-18 season

    Improvement seen in flu vaccine uptake for start of 2017-18 season

    Friday, 26 January 2018 19:31

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        

Contract News

February 21 2018 Public Health Wales has published further information about the tendering process for GP software which has seen EMIS Health not able to continue as a supplier.
February 20 2018 New British Thoracic Society guidelines on pleural mesothelioma include some key recommendations for primary care. The BTS guideline give recommendations and good practice points...