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After 12 years, where next for QOF?

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 04 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4103

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Re: After 12 years, where next for QOF? Dr Zermansky's response

Dear Dr Zermansky

You describe patients as "captive". The word that is anathema to anyone who used to regard, and still does, a GP as a friend, a healer, a teacher.

You say that QOF turned "general practice on its head."

How true. Another half a somersault, please, so that it lands on its feet once again.
The present posture is, may I say, a little undignified.

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 August 2016
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit