This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

pulse june2020 80x101px
Read the latest issue online

GPs go forth

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

Local area teams block QOF suspension bids as CCGs queue up to copy Somerset model

Comment

It's clear that QOF is a blunt instrument (e.g. tight HbA1c targets are correct for 30 year olds, but are probably damaging in 80 year olds) and needs amending / reducing but regulation of primary care is not going to go away. What is needed, and what Somerset Local Area Team is trying to do, is give some space for GPs to think much more laterally about what structurally is needed to support primary care for a broader future role. So unless other areas are prepared to think about this its probably unlikely their LATs will just 'let them off' QOF.

Posted date

21 Jan 2014

Posted time

9:17am

required
required
required