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The General Medical Services (GMS) contract 

The General Medical Services (GMS) contract
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The General Medical Services (GMS) contract
Author(s):

Max Watson

, Karen O’Reilly

, and Chantal Simon

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215720.003.0009
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date: 19 October 2019

The General Medical Services (GMS) contract 254

The quality and outcomes framework 256

Exception reporting 258

Out-of-hours (OOH) services 260

Relevant quality indicators 262

Additional and enhanced services 264

Although there may be some differences in process in each of the four countries of the UK, the principles of the GMS contract apply to all. A total sum for GMS services is given to each primary care trust (PCO) as part of a bigger unified budget allocation. PCOs are responsible for managing the GMS budget locally....

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