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


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.

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21 Jan 2014

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