How much are doctors worth: is doctors' self interest undermining the NHS?BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39126.512836.47 (Published 15 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:343
- Ian Quigley, GP principal
- Western Road Medical Centre, Romford, Essex RM1 3LS
The Quality and Outcomes Framework has rewarded GPs for doing work that they don't like and that their patients don't want or value. Part of the QOF has made us streamline the professionalism in the back offices. It has put us through hoops to improve processes such as staff management and risk assessment.
The other half of the QOF has rewarded us for improving surrogate outcomes such as blood pressure and cholesterol in high risk …