QOF to ignore CKD guidance

NICE's latest recommendations on CKD are unlikely to be included in next year's quality framework, it was revealed last week.

Speaking at the Primary Care Live conference in London, Dr Paul Stevens, a consultant nephrologist and clinical adviser for the NICE CKD guideline development group, said changes to the framework would be minor.

Dr Stevens said he had been keen to see more focus in the quality indicators on encouraging GPs to work on identifying early CKD and preventing progression of the disease.

He added that although he 'kind of knew' what changes the framework would see, he could not reveal them.

But he added: 'I would like to see it reward people for identifying stages 1 and 2 CKD and maybe we will get there in the future.

'But I don't think we'll see it this time round.'

In the latest UK quality data, CKD was the condition with the largest increase in reported prevalence (GP, 3 October).

tom.moberly@haymarket.com

Comment below and tell us what you think

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

£20 notes spread out

VAT trap for PCNs could strip millions of pounds from general practice

Tens of millions of pounds could be stripped from general practice because work carried...

Talking General Practice logo

Podcast: Is the BMA representing GPs effectively, why GPs face a pension tax hit, and views on the workload crisis

In our regular news review the team discusses representation of GPs, a new survey...

Man sleeping

NICE guidance on insomnia backs app to replace sleeping pills

Hundreds of thousands of people with insomnia could be offered treatment via a mobile...

Health worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine

JCVI backs autumn COVID-19 booster campaign for high-risk adults and NHS staff

Frontline health and social care staff and adults at increased risk of severe illness...

GP consultation

Government accused of 'misleading' claims on general practice workforce

GP leaders have accused the government of making misleading claims about the general...

Consulting room door

LMC calls for enhanced access to be scrapped after abuse forces practice to close reception

A Midlands LMC has backed a practice forced to close its reception desk after abuse...