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September 8, 2011
General practices will have to work around QOF if they are to implement a long-term condition (LTC) patient self-care approach, it has been claimed

General practices will have to work around QOF if they are to implement a long-term condition (LTC) patient self-care approach, it has been claimed.

The 'care planning' model moves away from the practice of defining a patient by their LTC and seeks to strengthen the relationship between a patient and their GP.

By looking at all aspects of a patient's life, rather than focusing solely on their medical condition, it is argued a GP is better equipped to guide and engage with a patient.

March 25, 2011
The new Quality and Outcomes Framework is finally here. Where have all the biggest changes been made?

At last we know how the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) will look next year. The good news is that there are no new clinical areas and the changes to the existing clinical areas are fairly minor. There are big changes, however, in the patient experience domain. Nearly a tenth of the QOF is now devoted to managing prescribing and commissioning budgets, and several clinical indicators have been removed to make way for this.