GPs contractually obliged to record patient ethnicity

2 February 2021

The NHS (General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 came into force at the start of January 2021, contractually obliging GPs to record patients’ ethnicity in their records where patients are happy to share it.

Views sought on changes to the NHS Pension Scheme regulations

1 February 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is consulting on proposals to change NHS Pension Scheme regulations. Full details of the consultation, together with a copy of the draft National Health Service Pension Schemes and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2021, can be found at

Details of 2021/22 GP contract updates released

26 January 2021

This year’s updates to the GP contract, released by the British Medical Association (BMA), include minimal updates to give practices support and stability through the Covid-19 pandemic.