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Practices should 'think twice' before signing PCN contracts, warn accountants

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Usual back of a fag packet contract changes, with little if any thought to the unintended consequences. I’m just looking at changes to this years QOF: mental health review now costs more to do than generates in income as some points removed. Diabetes targets adjusted for frailty, but no advice on how frailty to be measured or coded... We will get the flawed searches and IT halfway through the year, and then the all restrospective coding and exempting will doubtless be needed. This PCN business though trumps all the usual ill-conceived meddling. ‘New money’ to be squandered exclusively on HR managers, dodgy IT, management consultants, solicitors (and possibly the odd pharmacist if you can find one), or just handed straight back to the government as VAT. Pariah practices nobody wants to buddy-up with, more clashes of egos than GOT, and extended hours leveraged in with no funding. The only thing that can save GP is a stronger letter from the BMA

Posted date

26 Apr 2019

Posted time

11:23am

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