Our GP columnist has been reviewing the 2019/20 GP contract document. And while there’s lots of talk of digital, Neil Paul is not quite convinced it’s enough to constitute a real change.
The new contract, published last week, sets out changes to the rurality index payment and London adjustment payment due to come into effect from April 2019.
All GPs will be able to offer patients online access to their ‘detailed coded record’ by the end of the month, GP IT system suppliers have said.
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Neil Paul has been thinking about the future of GP practice. It needs to change, he argues, and IT needs to help it to do that.
GPs will have to update the Summary Care Record daily and give patients online access to their SCR information under the new General Medical Services contract for England.
Four new enhanced services for GP practices include investment in risk stratification, telehealth and online patient access.