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11 July 2014, Pulse

GPC member Dr Nigel Watson explained that their aim with the contract was to remove some of the ‘stupidity’ in QOF, particularly asking patients about their DIY or gardening habits.

But he reminded delegates that the cut QOF points are now rolled into a national global sum, so high QOF earners won’t automatically recoup this money, as it’s based on need.

For most practices the change will be cost neutral, but he said some practices may lose out and gives the example of a practice with a young population and high prevalence of coronary heart disease, though this would be rare.

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