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All posts from: April 2013

GPs have been subject to a 'Friends and Family' test for years already

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 15 Apr 2013

Patients are already choosy about which GP they register with, argues Dr Martin Brunet, so introducing a formal ‘Friends and Family’ test won’t make us perform better or work harder

New hypertension targets in the QOF will create a wave of dissent

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 8 Apr 2013

At my estimate, four in five patients will refuse to comply with new QOF guidelines on statin prescribing when they understand the risks involved. How can the Government expect it to work?