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The David Seaman Eye Off the Ball Award

Dr Chaand Nagpaul 2013 - online

This goes to the GPC, for failing to notice during contract negotiations that it needed to argue for an increase in the value of a QOF point to match the rise in average practice list size this year.This seemingly small change in the way practice income from the framework was calculated – revealed by Pulse earlier this year – meant practices in England lost thousands of pounds and effectively cancelled out the derisory practice funding uplift from April. Nice work.

Runner-up The GPC, again, for proclaiming the new GP contract in England would ‘significantly reduce box-ticking and target-chasing’ and then professing surprise when NHS England issued a 40-page specification for the unplanned admissions DES. Oops.

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  • This has not happened in Wales where GPC have recognised increasing list sizes due to reducing GP numbers, and have worked to reduce the unneccessary form filling. The admissions DES is not being undertaken in Wales

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  • GPC Wales have done well to negotiate decreased micromanagment and bean counting in QOF along with ensuring a cap in MPIG losses to practices in Wales -- Charlotte Jones has her eye -- on the ball

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