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Practice payments failed to cut deaths

May 19, 2016, by in News, QOF

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Practice payments failed to cut deaths

The controversial Quality and Outcomes Framework shows no evidence of having saved lives through improvements in general practice, according to a major new study published today. QOF, introduced 12 years ago, has paid a large part of practice earnings as payments for specific tasks aimed at tackling problems such as hypertension. But it has become

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QOF top tips – PM Polly

April 5, 2016, by in QOF

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QOF top tips

It’s that time of year again!  No I’m not talking about the Easter holidays.  I’m not talking about the kids driving you mad at home asking you for the twentieth time ‘what are we doing today’.  I’m not talking about the fact it’s stopped raining and on occasion you can go out without your brolly. 

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Could local pilot spell the end of QOF?

April 10, 2015, by in News, Opinion, QOF

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Possible QOF changes

Back in June 2014 more than two thirds of GP practices in Somerset ditched QOF for an alternative regional scheme that is regarded by NHS England as an early pilot of co-commissioning arrangements. The Somerset Practice Quality Scheme (SPQS), run by NHS Somerset CCG, has been touted as the potential replacement for QOF across the

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