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In full: the QOF replacement in Somerset

GPs in Somerset have been allowed to ditch the majority of QOF reporting in favour of a new enhanced service. Read the full specifications here

Read the full specifications here

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  • There are currently a lot of changes going on in the health field and this is just another one. definitely there would be impacts following this move. It might sound innovative but it would attract many new challenges not yet realized. Qof has been around for years and yet not many GP Practices understand it or adhere to it fully; monitoring it is an hardous process - but atleast there are established ways to monitor it. The main issue I envisage is the time gap between the transition process and the adaption of the new system plus establishing a monitoring system and a team to oversee the full implementation - how all these would impact on patient care. Change is inevitable, but changing for the sake of change alone is questionable. Healthcare unfortunately is not longer a stable system; but a dynamic one with huge implications.

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