Poll: Will QOF opt-outs improve consistency of NHS care?

NHS England's national director for commissioning strategy believes allowing local opt-outs from the national QOF scheme could improve consistency of services across the country.

Ticking boxes: Will local QOF opt-outs affect standards of care? (Photo: Ian Bottle)
Ticking boxes: Will local QOF opt-outs affect standards of care? (Photo: Ian Bottle)

Speaking to GP, Ian Dodge rejected fears that new powers for CCGs to allow practices in their area to opt out of the national quality framework would create a postcode lottery of services. He argued that the move would instead allow local commissioners to innovate to fill local gaps in services.

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