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'I ignore Government CVD advice'

Dr Kathryn Griffiths refuses to be bound by Department of Health directions on how to treat patients with cardiovascular disease.

Dr Griffiths, a GP in York and secretary of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, insisted: 'For secondary prevention we should be treating to lower than the quality and outcomes framework because the level in the QOF is an audit standard, not a treatment target.'.

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