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The Primary Medical Services (Directed Enhanced Services) (England) Directions 2010

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    12 March 2010
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The Primary Medical Services (Directed Enhanced Services) England) Directions 2010 (the DES Directions) come into effect from 1st April 2010.  They replace the 2008 DES Directions and the associated 2009 DES amending directions.  Their primary purpose is to roll forward the following five directed enhanced services so that they apply for the period from 1st April 2010 to 31st March 2011.  The five directed enhanced services relate to extended hours access, alcohol related risk reduction, ethnicity and first language recording, learning difficulties health checks and osteoporosis diagnosis and prevention. 

These amending directions need to be read in conjunction with the Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2010, this document sets out the payment arrangements that apply to these directed enhanced services.

Detailed guidance relating to the extended hours access scheme will be published shortly on the Department of Health website, guidance for the other four clinical directed enhanced services will shortly be published by NHS Employers on their web site.

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