The new deal for general practice has surpassed expectations, but will it be enough to make a tangible improvement to practice finances? Alice Harrold examines the 2017/18 GP contract to find out what practices can expect in the coming year

The GP contract for 2017/18 gives the first indications that the Government is waking up to the need to stabilise primary care. The consequences for the NHS of an underfunded general practice are finally getting recognition.

The GP Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association (BMA) negotiated terms of the newest general medical services (GMS) contract with NHS Employers and the amendments came into force on 1 April……more

Creating a business plan for your practice

GMS finance

Global sum

Global sum to be increased again in October

Focus on the global sum allocation formula (Carr-Hill formula)

Carr – Hill formula

Carr-Hill formula to weight GP pay for deprivation from 2016/17