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NHS confederation's u-turn over local QOF targets

The NHS Confederation has backtracked over calls for the majority of targets in the quality and outcomes framework to be decided at a local level.

The NHS Confederation has backtracked over calls for the majority of targets in the quality and outcomes framework to be decided at a local level.

The Confederation, which Pulse reported last week had called for just a ‘small core' of QOF targets to be set nationally, claims its submission on the consultation over the framework had mistakenly given the impression it wanted local QOFs to dominate the process.

Instead it is now claiming that it would like nearer a third of targets to be set locally.

The U-turn comes as a Pulse survey reveals many PCTs have already made moves towards bringing in local QOFs and as negotiations between the BMA and the Government rage on over who will control the QOF purse strings

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