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Exclusive: Contract talks may halve value of QOF...

26 September 2014, GP Online

GPC member and Wessex LMCs chief executive Dr Nigel Watson told GP: ‘When we negotiated it in the beginning, a greater percentage of pay went into the QOF than we thought was right. Reducing that was what we tried to achieve last year and there was a commitment to continue that work.’

He backed the plan to cut quality targets to 10% of GP income ‘as long as the money went into global sum’.

Dr Watson said care plans ‘could be useful’ for the management of some patients. But he warned that the key factor in helping GPs improve long-term conditions care would be to increase funding.

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