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Nearly half of GPs think it is time to get rid of the QOF

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QoF favours large Practices. If a single handed GP has 2000 patients, he or she gets almost 0.35 of the money for every QoF point achieved. A large 'standard' Practice with 3-4 GPs ie around 7500 patients, gets the full money for that same QoF point. The workload on the singlehanded is of 2000 patients and the workload on one GP in a large Practice is also around 2000 patients. So why this discrimination? QoF must go. It's not just educating people and making them realize that it is their responsibility to remember and go for checks instead of babysitting GPs who case and chide them to come in every year. People want control of their lives and they should be left to do exactly that. We do remember the elderly and the vulnerable and even without QoF we would certainly look after them - at least majority of us would. It was nuts who made the system and modelled it to their needs as bigger Practices. Lessons are never learnt and people not held accountable for manipulation. QoF is a glaring example of that malverse practice. It has to go - we know it - but it's not going because of vested interests within the GP Community and that talk of GPs losing money which will go elsewhere is very convenient to maintain the status quo.

Posted date

06 Mar 2018

Posted time

9:44am

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