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QOF change not 'major major' for NHS Confederation

Following the robust response to the Department's of Health's consultation on the QOF issued by the GPC last week, we have been putting out tentative feelers to gauge the strength of the reaction from other interested parties.

By Lilian Anekwe

Following the robust response to the Department's of Health's consultation on the QOF issued by the GPC last week, we have been putting out tentative feelers to gauge the strength of the reaction from other interested parties.



With two weeks to go until the consultation closes, you'll be pleased to hear the policy machines have begun to grind into gear at the RCGP, and some responses have begun trickling in from LMCs keen for the voices at ground level to be heard.

But Pulse was somewhat dismayed to learn that the NHS Confederation - the body representing PCTs and thus whose opinions on the implementation and delivery of local QOFs, amongst other contentious issues, will be crucial to the future QOF shake-up - seem not to have gotten quite round to it yet.

Oh, they're working on it, they assure us. But as one source said: "We haven't got round to it yet, we've still got a couple of weeks. Sometimes we put something out early, if it's a major issue, like top-ups. But this isn't major. It's major, but, you know, not major major. Not in the top-ups league."

Watch this space for their take on this, not major major, issue.

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