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

Viewpoint: More trust and less red tape must define post-COVID GP world, says RCGP chair

Viewpoint: More trust and less red tape must define post-COVID GP world, says RCGP chair

A high-trust approach to regulating GPs has paid dividends during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

How our practice is supporting staff wellbeing during the pandemic

How our practice is supporting staff wellbeing during the pandemic

Dr Vasu Siva explains the steps her practice has taken to support staff to look after...

GPs to contact all children on shielding lists this summer

GPs to contact all children on shielding lists this summer

GP practices will be asked to contact thousands of children on shielding lists over...

Fever in adults - red flag symptoms

Fever in adults - red flag symptoms

Pyrexia in adults has a wide range of differential diagnoses. Dr Pipin Singh provides...

GMC to restart fitness to practise cases and PLAB tests within weeks

GMC to restart fitness to practise cases and PLAB tests within weeks

Fitness to practise cases paused during the coronavirus pandemic will restart this...

NHS England confirms plan to add practice managers to £20,000 golden hello scheme

NHS England confirms plan to add practice managers to £20,000 golden hello scheme

NHS England hopes to extend the £20,000 golden hello scheme for first-time partners...