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QOF “unlikely” to disappear in England but could be slimmed down

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 03 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2010
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is “unlikely” to disappear in England but could be drastically slimmed down, the vice chair of the Royal College of GPs has said.

NHS England and the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) have been engaged in a major ongoing review of QOF, to examine whether to retain, reshape, or phase out the incentive system. Changes to GPs’ contracts were initially expected to be introduced this year, but could now occur in 2019-20 as no …

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