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Network Contract DES (MI) - 2021/22

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A five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement The NHS Long Term Plan published in January 2019 describes significant investment in Primary Care Networks (PCNs) through the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES). As part of the Network Contract DES, investment is being made to support the expansion of the primary care workforce and the implementation of seven national Network Service Requirements between 2019-20 and 2023-24 through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS).

The third year of the Network Contract DES began in April 2021 and the data being collected expands on the indicators developed in 2019-20 and 2020-21 around the ARRS and the seven service specifications, covering CVD, Enhanced Health in Care Homes, Anticipatory Care, Personalised Care, Early Cancer Diagnosis, Structured Medication Reviews and Tackling Neighbourhood Inequalities.

The data is collected via the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) monthly and will be published on a monthly basis at GP Practice level.

Please note that this collection started in July 2021, so there will be no data for April, May and June 2021 for non-cumulative counts. Cumulative counts will be unaffected.

Phase 2 NCDes data for July to October 2021 were added to their respective zip files and published on 13 January 2021. There is no change to the phase 1 data which was already published. Going forwards, phase 2 data will be published alongside phase 1 data on a monthly basis.

NOTE: Some counts for data collected between November 2021 and February 2022 may be under-reported due to errors in medication reference sets used in the extract. The indicators that may be affected to some degree are NCD003, NCD011, NCDMI027, NCDMI064, NCDMI066, NCDMI067, NCDMI071, NCDMI072, NCDMI073, NCDMI075 and NCDMI085.

NOTE: Phase 2 data for November 2021 will be published on 20th January 2022.

Last edited: 13 January 2022 12:35 pm