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In full: What would GPs remove from QOF?

The full results of the Pulse survey into which QOF indicators GPs have stopped chasing and which ones they would like scrapped.

The GPC and ministers have indicated they intend to reduce the size of the QOF next year. Please specify what indicators would you like to see removed

Depression - 32%

GPPAQ - 20%

Dementia - 6%

Rheumatoid arthritis - 6%

Erectile dysfunction in diabetes - 4%


Would you like to see QOF scrapped in its entirety?

Yes 37%

No 47%

Don’t know 16%


Since April, have you stopped doing any QOF work which you previously used to do?

Yes - 16% (129)

No - 70%

Don’t know - 14%


If yes, please specify which QOF work

Things that don’t pay enough or take too long - 22%

Depression - 8%

GPPAQ - 8%

Source: Pulse survey of 826 GPs

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  • In full: What would GPs remove from QOF?

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  • In recent time the focus has certainly moved from rewarding simple interventions which have been proven to save lives to interventions that are politically motivated or designed to generate so much work that the government save a few pennies.

    The whole process adds to the sense of loosing trust in contract negotiations or any discussions with the government.

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