NHS England has published guidance and audit requirements for the General Medical Services (GMS) contract 2019/20. It provides information about the new and amended GP contractual requirements for 2019/20 and the enhanced services commissioned by NHS England. NHS England and the GPC have also issued a ready reckoner to help calculate the changes in income streams that may affect a GMS practice from 1 April 2019.
Improving access to NHS dentists and incentivising them to improve the nation’s oral health is a long-standing policy goal. At the heart of NHS England’s dental contract reform programme is a desire for better education for patients about how to care for their teeth and gums, and recognition that the existing dental contract, which rewards dentists for activity, does little to encourage a preventive approach to care.