This message from the primary care team clarifies the requirements of the audit documents which form part of your Annual Contract Review for 2018-2019.

The audits will cover the period 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2018.

Recognising that practices have come into some enhanced services incrementally, practices will only have to complete these new audits from the period in which they commenced the new service.

The Anti Coagulation Audit is based on the new service which commenced in January 2017.


The Care Homes Audit is part of the service specification which commenced in April 2017.

If you were not providing either during the dates indicated, then please use the old audit templates to report back to the Health Board.

In respect of diabetes, this will be based on the National Diabetes Audit. Practices are required to participate in this audit, reflect on the findings within the practice. Practices can access their practice level data via Audit Plus and should provide it to the Health Board if requested.

If you have not already done so, can you please ensure these are submitted by 31st December 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the GMS contracting team with any queries.