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Two-year GP contract agreed in Wales

9 March 2015

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A two-year contract to provide GPs in Wales with greater stability has been struck.

The deal agreed between the BMA and Welsh government is a departure from the usual one-year agreements. 

It aims to cut bureaucracy and free up GPs’ time by moving money set aside for quality targets into core funding.

The general medical services (GMS) contract for 2016/17 also continues to place a focus on the development of GP cluster networks, which aim to improve patient care in the community.

BMA Welsh GPs committee chair Charlotte Jones said: “This agreement, reached with the Welsh Government, will give practices a degree of stability, knowing what their financial flows from the GMS contract will largely be.”