Latest updates

What’s been happening in general practice

It’s an incredibly busy time for general practice and continues to be. We’ve summarised some of the key activities for easy reference.

Contracting and finances

For all the latest contract guidance please visit our GP contract web page.

Growing and supporting our workforce

In August 2020 we shared a letter about the need to expand the primary care workforce, with a reminder for all primary care networks to plan to take full advantage of their guaranteed funding. Recruiting to the primary care workforce continues to be a key priority.

The Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) has an online portal which provides a more effective and simple way for PCNs to claim, and CCGs to approve, reimbursement for the roles hired.

A number of schemes are also available to help support and sustain the general practice workforce:

We have continued to promote the confidential #LookingAfterYouToo – coaching support which is available to all primary care staff. An offer for managers and leaders #LookingAfterYourTeam is also available for bookings.

We launched the Primary Care Network (PCN) Dashboard. To access the dashboard, please register here. The dashboard is refreshed when new data sources are updated providing a consistent and current view. It’s accessible to all PCNs and generates shared and comparable views across the country.

COVID updates

COVID-19 vaccine

We have written to practices and primary care networks to update on:

We have set up a dedicated space for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme on our FutureNHS workspace where you can access the recordings and slides from past webinars, ask any further questions and get access to key information.