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QP indicators extended for a further year

GPs face another year of driving efficiency savings in other areas of the NHS after the Department of Health said it wanted the quality and productivity indicators in QOF to continue for another year.

The Department of Health said the indicators for emergency admissions, outpatient referrals and A&E attendances would be included in the QOF for 2013/14, under the terms of the contract deal it has threatened to impose.

The move comes after Pulse revealed practices were struggling with ‘pedantic’ claims over the QP indicators and more than a quarter of practices failed to gain the maximum points available under prescribing indicators introduced last year - indicators which were subsequently withdrawn.


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  • Let common sense prevail

    Dear Government..
    You're just not listening guys!
    The A/E QP process was a fiasco. Useless data, no chance of making meaningful changes, wasted clinical time, wasted money. What is it that you don't understand about this? Why will you not listen to the profession? Do you really have that little faith that we know what we are talking about??
    My patients can't get an appointment to see me .. and you are the reason why.

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  • fund gp's doing out of hours and week end surgeries. £300 for 3 hours surgeries on saturday and sunday and a and e attendance will go down. expecting gp's to work for £1.90 per patients is not reasonable and that too is going to end in march 2013. please wake up to reality.

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