The Insider's Guide to the New GP Contract: Opportunities and Options for General Practice
Simon Fradd, Justin Cross
Radcliffe Publishing, 2004 - Contracts - 174 pages
Don't Panic The Insider's Guide to the New GP Contract represents a concise interpretation and analysis of the GMS Contract from members of the team that negotiated it. It is therefore authoritative and timely; it identifies the important issues and underlying principles of the new GP Contract and how they relate to GPs' performance and numeration. The contents cover patient registration funding the services available in primary care practice management and other key elements of the Contract and also examines the changes that will take place in Information Technology as a result. General practitioners primary care managers and their professional advisers will find this book essential and invaluable reading.
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The nature of the contract
Services available in primary care
Quality and Outcomes Framework
Information technology and the Quality and Outcomes
General practice as a career
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