The suggestion is contained in an NPCRDC report submitted to the DoH.
The GPC and NHS Employers are currently in negotiation about how the quality framework could change in April 2008.
The NPCRDC report makes a number of recommendations about possible change.
These include the removal of some indicators or conditions, although it says ‘it is not clear what rules should govern removal from the quality framework’.
The report also suggests that indicators could be removed on a rotating basis, for example conditions could rotate on a three to four-year cycle.
It adds: ‘We do not know what the impact of taking indicators out of the quality framework would be on quality of care.’
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