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


When the GPs on the BMA were "opposing" the NHS at its inception the chairman said they were all for better health care but that the worry was there would be three people in every consultation. The patient, the GP...and the government telling the other two what to do. Was he wrong? He who pays the piper calls the tune and I reckon much of what has come about since has been driven by HMG resenting the fact that only by conceding self-employed contractor status (as they did private work for consultants) did the doctors play ball with the NHS. So never mind the efficiency and VFM provided by primary car, this is about control and ideology.

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27 Sep 2017

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