GP and MP-to-be condemns QOF and new GMS contract

The Devon GP and potential next Conservative MP for Totnes has condemned both QOF and the new GMS contract as 'wasted opportunities' in an exclusive GP interview.

Dr Sarah Wollaston
Dr Sarah Wollaston

Chagford's Dr Sarah Wollaston, who was selected earlier this summer in Britain's first open primary, said of QOF: ‘If it can't be counted then it doesn't count. That is not great care.'

Dr Wollaston said that the introduction of the new GMS contract in 2004 had created a tick-box culture'.

She was inspired to join politics by the successful campaign to save the district hospital at nearby Moretonhampstead.

Dr Wollaston warned GPs that they should be ‘realistic' about funding.

‘I do think that at the moment GP income isn't bad,' she said. ‘We need to get away from the clocking-off mentality creeping into the profession.'

  • Do you think that there is a clocking-off mentality creeping into the profession?
  • Read the full interview in this week's GP dated 11 September.


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