Monthly Archives: August 2013

Inappropriate medicines and prescribing – why it matters

Over the last year, the English NHS spent £10 billion on prescribing around a billion items in primary care. Yet a substantial amount of medication use may be potentially inappropriate. How can we as researchers potentially address this problem?

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QOF – too much of a good thing?

Research from Manchester shows that care for conditions that weren’t incentivised in QOF got relatively worse compared to QOF conditions. Martin Roland examines why and suggests what to do about it.

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How many times will you see your GP before they think cancer and refer? It depends!

Back in February 2012 we published a paper in the Lancet Oncology looking at the variation in the number of times patients had to visit their GP before they were first referred to hospital prior to a cancer diagnosis. Here is the story behind the paper.

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