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Dr Clare Davison was determined to transform the quality of care for diabetes patients around her inner-city practice in Newham, east London. She persuaded her local PCT to fund an innovative new incentive scheme, in which GPs were paid for establishing disease registers and conducting annual reviews.

Some 60 GPs joined the scheme and over a two-year period the percentage of patients undergoing annual reviews leapt by 17 per cent.

Dr Davison insisted there is still a long way to go. 'The main aim is still to ensure all diabetes patients have access to good-quality care,' she said.

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