MPs want prevention in QOF

Prevention should be reflected in the QOF and there should be a greater emphasis on self care, according to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Primary Care and Public Health.

Dr Howard Stoate
Dr Howard Stoate

Speaking about the launch of the APPG's inquiry into the NHS Plan, its co-chairman, GP and MP Dr Howard Stoate (Labour, Dartford), said: 'The implementation of the Plan has missed too many opportunities for empowering individuals to look after their own health, particularly in the area of prevention.

'More emphasis should be focused on this, beyond screening, to make the public more aware of how to prevent ill-health at national, local and individual levels.

'Self care can be incorporated across all areas of care, whether this is for minor ailments or more complex long-term conditions.

‘The recommendations are that this is supported through the full implementation of the policies in the Darzi Review and that prevention is reflected in the QOF.'

  • Should the QOF include prevention and, if so, how?

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