Video: Hunt plans to cut QOF targets to free GPs from micro-management

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has given the clearest indication yet of his plans to drop targets from the QOF and free GPs from 'micro-management'.

He told the RCGP’s annual conference in Harrogate that GPs were being ‘managed to death’ and ‘de-professionalised’ by the outcomes targets.

Watch the video to see Mr Hunt explain his feelings about the QOF and the need to move towards more ‘proactive primary care’.

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

England's £20,000 golden hello scheme could poach GP partners from other UK countries

England's £20,000 golden hello scheme could poach GP partners from other UK countries

GPs partners in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland could be poached by the English...

Viewpoint: How GPs can build a more equal post-COVID world through health creation

Viewpoint: How GPs can build a more equal post-COVID world through health creation

Former NHS chief executive Lord Nigel Crisp explains why the UK needs to focus on...

Mandatory face covering in GP practices vital as face-to-face contacts rise, warns BMA

Mandatory face covering in GP practices vital as face-to-face contacts rise, warns BMA

Face coverings should be mandatory for patients visiting GP practices amid a rapid...

Workshops to help overseas doctors adapt to NHS go online as GMC reacts to pandemic

Workshops to help overseas doctors adapt to NHS go online as GMC reacts to pandemic

Free GMC workshops to help overseas doctors adjust to working in the UK are being...

How new technology can help GPs manage ENT patients

How new technology can help GPs manage ENT patients

Dr Marcelino Ruiz-Martin and Dr Ruth Chambers explain how a practice in Staffordshire...

Face-to-face GP consultations up 70% since start of lockdown

Face-to-face GP consultations up 70% since start of lockdown

Face-to-face GP consultations have risen 70% compared with the early stages of lockdown,...