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The new end-of-life care quality improvement module in the QOF for 2019/20 aims to improve the care patients and their carers receive. How can practices demonstrate they are doing this?
Medeconomics looks at what practices will need to do for the QOF end-of-life care module in 2019/20, which makes up half of the framework's new quality improvement domain.
As part of the new quality improvement domain in the 2019/20 QOF, practices are required to engage in network peer review to share and discuss learning from their activities.
The new prescribing safety quality improvement module of the 2019/20 QOF aims to reduce potential harm to patients by ensuring those taking certain medicines are properly monitored.
Under the new GP contract that comes into effect in England in April, the QOF has introduced a new quality improvement domain. Medeconomics looks at what practices will need to do for the prescribing safety module.
Practices in England will be required to allow direct booking of patients appointments from NHS 111 from April under the new GP contract.
Under the new contract five-year GP contract practices will receive extra funding to help cover the costs of providing subject access requests (SARs) for free and CCGs will be required to offer a data protection officer to practices.
The state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs is due to be introduced in April. Medeconomics looks at what it will cover and highlights issues practices should be aware of. This article has been updated to reflect details from the GP contract for 2019/20.
The new five-year GP contract will ban practices from holding private lists, introduce new provisions for shared parental leave and waiting times data will be published from 2021.
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