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GP struck off for making false claims under quality and outcomes framework

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3334 (Published 14 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3334
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A Scottish former GP has been struck off the medical register for dishonesty after making false claims for incentive payments under the quality and outcomes framework (QOF), the scheme set up to reward GP practices for providing improved primary care.

Nigel Ostrowski, then senior partner at Bangholm Medical Centre in Edinburgh, said that he had seen patients with chronic illnesses and reviewed their health, then made false entries in their medical records.

A medical …

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