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Having a named accountable GP does not improve continuity of care, study finds

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5048 (Published 19 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5048
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

The government initiative requiring all patients over 75 in England to have a named accountable GP seems to have had no effect on continuity of care, a study published in BMJ Open has found.1

In April 2014 the Quality and Outcomes Framework was reformed, and general practices got an increase in core funding from £66 to £74 per patient per year. At the same time a requirement was added to the contract, stipulating that general practices …

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