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Consultation: Role of incentive schemes in general practice

By January 17, 2024No Comments

The Government is seeking views on the role of incentives in general practice – members may wish to comment on the lack of incentives around the use of diagnostics and how incentivisation could aid patient care and pathways.

If you intend to send feedback, we would appreciate if you could also send it to us so that we can incorporate your feedback into our submission.

In England, general practices are incentivised through 2 main schemes, the:

  • Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)
  • Investment and Impact Fund (IIF)

These schemes aim to enhance healthcare delivery and patient outcomes by incentivising continuous improvement in clinical care and public health delivery.

This consultation is divided into 3 sections:

  • feedback on the role and nature of any incentive scheme in general practice, with a focus on the current scope of the QOF and the IIF
  • comments on possible changes in scope of incentive schemes beyond clinical indicators
  • input on reducing the administrative burden associated with the schemes and enhancing the clinician’s experience of delivering it

This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 7 March 2024.

The consultation can be viewed here.