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7th September 2021

Health and Care Bill 2021-22

Primary Care ‘Asks’ of the Bill Committee

The British Medical Association, British Dental Association, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee and National Community Hearing Association have today joined forces to lobby the Bill Committee on behalf of NHS Primary Care

The collective aim is to ensure integrated Care happens through Primary Care clinical engagement and leadership at all levels of the new NHS structures in England.


24th August 2021

Primary Care Networks - plans for 2021/22 and 2022/23

In January 2021, NHS England and the BMA England General Practitioners Committee (GPC England) agreed to defer the introduction of new PCN service requirements and the majority of new Investment and Impact Fund (IIF) incentives until at least October 2021, recognising the significant workload challenges being experienced, the planning for autumn and winter which is required, and the need to create time to embed new starters in expanding PCN teams.

NHSE have today circulated details outlining their expectations of the PCN DES for the remainder of 21/22 and 22/23. 


10th August 2021

Appraisal payments

Following the BMA GPs Committee submission to the DDRB, and the recommendation of a 3% uplift for GP appraiser pay and trainers grants being accepted by government, NHSE/I has confirmed the standard appraisal fee will be uplifted by 3% and applied from 1 April 2021. 

9th August 2021

CV19 Vaccines for 16- and 17-year-olds

The JCVI has confirmed that 16- and 17-year-olds will be offered a COVID vaccine. NHSEI have amended the enhanced service specification accordingly to incorporate 16- and 17-year-olds into cohort 12, and published a letter outlining details. 

5th August 2021

Greater Manchester August Workforce update

The Workforce team at GMHSP circulate a monthly update containing useful information on training events and all things GM Workforce related. 

The August edition which can be found here contains information on:


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