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Experts warn of 'troubling' cuts to QOF mental health indicators

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I can see arguments from both sides . Atypical antipsychotics , for instance, is associated with Type 2 diabetes because of weight gain and these mental health patients are at high risk of cardiovascular and perhaps cerebrovascular diseases due to their life style factors. However , it is a struggle in general practice currently to catch up with these QOF points . The funding is not really enough to have dedicated manpower to chase up these patients. Yes. there is an argument for psychiatrist to do these checks during their reviews but again it is matter of resources. I slightly favour an 'adequately'( yes, what is adequately ?) funded locally enhanced service .......

Posted date

07 Dec 2013

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10:49am

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