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GPs to report on flu as part of QOF this year

Exclusive GPs are set to resume some QOF reporting around flu before the end of this year, Pulse understands.

In June, Pulse revealed that the BMA was ‘in talks’ around the future of QOF payments for the remainder of 2020/21, indicating that the payments may not be protected as some GPs believe.

At the time, NHS England was unable to say whether this meant targets could be reintroduced during the course of the year.

However, Pulse has learned that discussions are ongoing over the reintroduction of some elements of the framework, although a final agreement is yet to be reached.

In particular, QOF is set to prioritise flu but most practice income is going to be protected, Pulse understands.

NHS England is due to announce further details this evening.

QOF recording has been suspended since March, when practices were told they would be paid for 2019/20 based on previous performance.

More to follow

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Readers' comments (5)

  • You can have long term condition care or providing access as urgent care - what do you want NHSE? Cos if you drop the money one will have to go (except for in those posh areas where practices feel the need to advertise to patients that they are still open).

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  • Nikki kanani telling fibs again... what’s new..... yawn

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  • Tighten your belts and doors. It's going to get stormy.

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  • Just what I thought
    Going back on their word
    This is why we are going ahead and doing the qof work
    You can’t trust any of them

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  • We don't need money or time or people. We just need Nikki and Ed (and all the other incompetents) daily repetitive bulletin thanking us for all our efforts to keep us warm and keep us going...

    Professional liars at worst, out of touch with a destructive touch at best

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