The GPC's position is that:
"... the decision to retire and amend these indicators was intended to reduce bureaucracy and to allow practices to focus on the needs of patients. These indicators were successfully removed during negotiations as being clinically inappropriate and unhelpful to practices. As such, there is no expectation that practices should continue to focus on achieving these targets, and GPs should instead continue to use professional judgment to treat patients in accordance with best clinical practice guidelines. It is for clinicians to decide how they record clinical consultations and what codes, if any, to use. Practice funding is no longer linked to meeting these indictors and so it is a matter for practices to decide whether to respond to CQRS extraction requests. Practice payments under the contract will not be affected by agreeing to the extraction."
"Practices should be reassured that last year’s contract agreement still stands, and there is no contractual
requirement for practices to record codes for former QOF indicators."
The full GPC statement can be read here.
Any queries or concerns regarding the monitoring of the retired QoF indicators should be directed to the LMC Secretariat.