Winter Indemnity Scheme extended to cover Easter weekend 2017

NHS England’s Winter Indemnity Scheme has been extended to run until 17 April 2017, a month longer than originally intended. The extension has been introduced with a particular view to covering practices providing extended-hours access over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Eligible practices will be paid 51.6 per registered patient based on their list as of 1 December 2016.

Last updated : 28 Apr 2017

 

Extended hours DES update (23 Oct 2017)

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GPC guidance on requirements for PREVENT training (23 Oct 2017)

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Identifying patients living with frailty (23 Oct 2017)

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GP Support Services Officer, full time fixed term role December 2017- August 2018 (maternity cover) (19 Oct 2017)

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LMC patient engagement project wins award at RCGP conference (19 Oct 2017)

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Working as a team helps combat workload stress (19 Oct 2017)

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Jeremy Hunt pledges ‘state-backed’ indemnity (19 Oct 2017)

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