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Doubts over abolition of QOF as BMA continues to negotiate indicators


It's all semantics. If QOF is ditched it will likely be replaced by another form of micromanagement. How many other three letter acronyms are there already in place which are effectively QOF in another form? How many mechanisms are there already for the local CCGs to withhold funding on the basis of some soul sapping money saving scheme? Arguing about blood result percentages within a funding system which is fundamentally suffocating is like rearranging the grains of rice on our pathetically inadequate prison ration. We need proper funding, not circular energy wasting negotiations over percentage points on a subset of patients' surrogate end points (e.g HBA1C). We need to step the argument back a level and focus on total funding levels. Anything else is bull.

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02 May 2017

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