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QOF does not improve care and should be replaced, finds official review


The whole point of QOF was to micromanage every single aspect of pretty much everything a GP does. Since its introduction at every consultation there has sat the patient, the Dr and a government official called QOF. In my opinion QOF has been the biggest driver of appointment wasting, box ticking, morale destroying stupidity we have faced in the last 10 years. It's also been central to the ever increasing over bearing power of NICE. Everything is lead by some stupid brainless protocol or EMIS template that needs to be fulfilled above everything else we do...or we don't get paid. If QOF goes I would be delighted. The fact that the pathetic BMA thinks we should keep it says more about anxiety that the government would replace it with something even worse or just take away the funding all together, and the BMAs total inability to do anything about it, than anything else.

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26 Sep 2017

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