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Publishing GP data works in London

Your story on plans to publish GP performance data doesn't reflect what is happening in London.

Government to publish GP league tables as part of "information revolution"

Over the past year, NHS London, in discussions with ourselves, has developed Outcome Standards Framework for General Practice and Performance Management guidance.

This is a single package comprising existing evidence-based outcome standards and designed to meet specific concerns of the profession in London, where a plethora of vastly variable scorecards, often process based, and arbitrary performance measures, frequently inappropriately applied, had appeared across the capital's 31 PCTs over the past three years.

The package provides consistency at a time of huge change while helping practices demonstrate to the public the high quality of primary care that exists across London.

From Dr Michelle Drage,
Chief executive, Londonwide LMCs