Quality and Outcomes Framework

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Alan Johnson Alan Johnson The Secretary of State for Health 2:30 pm, 5th February 2008

We have dealt with patient groups throughout the process. I mentioned that some points are redundant, and I do not think that there is any argument that GPs should be incentivised to do things that they should already be doing—for instance, writing out a person specification for job adverts to recruit staff to their practice. There should not be incentivisation for things that should be done as a matter of course. There is no disagreement with patient groups about that. About 6 million people in our patients survey said that they want improved access to their GP in the evenings and on Saturdays, which is why we are seeking to reach a negotiated settlement with the BMA.


Gavin Jamie
Posted on 12 Feb 2008 10:55 am (Report this annotation)

The result of the survey mentioned are not absolutely correct. For a start there were not anything like six million people surveyed.

The results of the survey actually said that around 14% of people would like improved access. The six million figure is an extrapolation from that.