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24th August 2021

Primary Care Networks - plans for 2021/22 and 2022/23

In January 2021, NHS England and the BMA England General Practitioners Committee (GPC England) agreed to defer the introduction of new PCN service requirements and the majority of new Investment and Impact Fund (IIF) incentives until at least October 2021, recognising the significant workload challenges being experienced, the planning for autumn and winter which is required, and the need to create time to embed new starters in expanding PCN teams.

NHSE have today circulated details outlining their expectations of the PCN DES for the remainder of 21/22 and 22/23. 


10th August 2021

Appraisal payments

Following the BMA GPs Committee submission to the DDRB, and the recommendation of a 3% uplift for GP appraiser pay and trainers grants being accepted by government, NHSE/I has confirmed the standard appraisal fee will be uplifted by 3% and applied from 1 April 2021. 

9th August 2021

CV19 Vaccines for 16- and 17-year-olds

The JCVI has confirmed that 16- and 17-year-olds will be offered a COVID vaccine. NHSEI have amended the enhanced service specification accordingly to incorporate 16- and 17-year-olds into cohort 12, and published a letter outlining details. 

5th August 2021

Greater Manchester August Workforce update

The Workforce team at GMHSP circulate a monthly update containing useful information on training events and all things GM Workforce related. 

The August edition which can be found here contains information on:


2nd August 2021

General Practice Enhanced Service Specifications for the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2021/22

Today, NHSE have published the two Enhanced Service Specifications for the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2021/22. This follows the publication of the Annual Flu letter on 17 July 2021.

The service specifications for 2021/22 are largely based on the 2020/21 flu service specifications, with the exception that the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme specification (covering adults and at-risk groups) will be commissioned as an Enhanced Service this year to enable greater responsiveness to any subsequent JCVI advice or Government policy.

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