Doctors' check-list has been recently reduced by 264 boxes out of the total 900 boxes

Doctors' check-list has been recently reduced by 264 boxes out of the total 900

After negotiations with the Scottish Government the doctor’s performance check-list which was a total of 900 tick-boxes has now been cut down by almost 30 percent.

The Quality and Outcomes Framework is a payback campaign which gives special financial benefits to GPs to provide good quality of care. This is maintained by check-lists which feature various points from a list according to every patient and his condition.

The earlier doctors' performance check-list contained a total of more than 900 tick-boxes which have now been cut down by almost 30 percent after several negotiations with Scottish Government.

Following the reduction in the check-points for doctors a total of 659 boxes are now left and 264 have been removed.

This step aims at reducing bureaucracy and freeing funding for core GP services after talks between the Government and doctors' union the British Medical Association (BMA) completed previous week.

“We are happy that the Scottish Government has noted that GPs are facing undue pressures on workload with rising demand within limited resources and that, by reducing much of the unnecessary bureaucracy associated with the Quality and Outcomes Framework, GPs will be freed to focus more on their patients said, Dr Alan McDevitt, chairman of the BMA's Scottish general practitioners committee.

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