April 29, 2022

Participation in the Network DES

The BMA has encouraged general practices to consider their participation in the Network DES after NHS England rejected proposed amendments to the contract that included flexibility around extended hours requirements and ARRS recruitment.

Practices have until 30 April to opt out of the DES without breaching their contract as part of the current annual opt-out window, but may have additional 30-day windows to do so if any in-year changes are made to the enhanced service specification.

Read more – Management in Practice (20/4/22)

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