Bma Framework Agreement
The agreement covers the period from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2023. One of the main features of the 2019 GP contract was the additional roll refund system, which would support the recruitment of 20,000 additional staff in general practice until 2023/24. Under the agreement, NHS England and NHS Improvement would reimburse 70 per cent of current wage costs, plus costs (e.g. B pension contributions and employer contributions to social security) for four functions: clinical pharmacists, medical assistants, first contact physiotherapists and communal paramedics, as well as the full funding of social ordinances linking the role of workers during the duration of the contract. The framework agreement defines both the wage investments to be made and the changes made to the junior doctors contract in 2016 that employers, BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) and DHSC intend to implement. The BMA JDC will now consult its members and ask them to approve the proposal in a referendum scheduled for 14-25 June. The framework agreement follows negotiations between NHS employers, the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on proposed contract improvements for physician-in-training. The new framework is expected to be published next month. It will replace existing local guidelines or regulations for physicians who began new training programs from August last year. A regional agreement will be needed for all existing regional policies covering apprentices who started their programmes before August – it is hoped that such agreements will be concluded earlier by early next year or, if possible, sooner. The road to this agreement has not been easy, with the publication of draft service specifications in December 2019. This has raised serious concerns about what could reasonably be expected from general practice, which calls into question the future of the primary procurement network model. This updated contract responded to the significant reactions of family physicians and other stakeholders, as well as the need to meet the new government`s clear commitment of an additional 50 million appointments in family physicians` offices to improve access to general practice.
We are very pleased to have reached an agreement on wage protection in the north-west of England, which could benefit thousands of doctors. Well done for local BMA members and employees for their hard work on this! Read more: www.bma.org.uk/…/bma-raises-specialty-recruitment-c… Are you launching a new role in August? Make sure your contract is reviewed by the BMA. join.bma.org.uk/?rc=3011 More general information about the consultation, including a presentation from our pension committee on our DAUK website www.bma.org.uk/pensionconsultation, is also concerned about members` deadlines for reading all the information submitted to them, voting on an agreement and possibly delivering it by August 2019. We wonder why that should be the case. Such a bitter and long dispute deserves to be resolved correctly, no matter how long it takes. Dauk believes that any political motivation for executing the contract before August should be firmly rejected and should have no room to find the right deal for junior doctors. Negotiations on a series of improvements to the 2016 junior doctor contract in England are now complete.
Our agreement with NHS employers and the Department of Health and Social Care represents a $90 million investment for junior doctors over the next four years.