Practices everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief on the 31st March, because the QOF rush is over for another year.
The 31st of March is a bit like New Year’s Eve in general practice. It’s a time to celebrate and reflect; time to stop waking up in a pool of QOF-induced sweat during the night. The 1st of April is a bit like New Year’s Day, time to promise yourself it’s all going to be different this year. Full of promises that patients will not be locked in the waiting room until they have all received smoking cessation advice.
“This year will be different,” we’ll say. So what can practices do to make sure their resolutions aren’t going to fail?