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Key survey findings


When asked what impact the 2013-2014 contract changes to QOF had on their practice:

 Results from a survey of GPs in September 2013 that found increased bureaucracy and box ticking impacting general practice

  • 97% of GPs said that bureaucracy and box ticking had increased in the past year while 94% said their workload has increased
  • 82% felt that some of the new targets were actually reducing the number of appointments available to the majority of patients
  • 76% believed they had to reduce the time spent on patients' other clinical needs as the result of the latest QOF changes.

When asked about their morale compared with a year ago:

Results from a Septemeber 2013 survey of GPs which found morale has worsened since the introduction of the GP contract

  •  86% of GPs reported a reduction in their morale in the past year.

In addition, the report found:

  • 90% of GPs said their practice’s resources are likely to fall in the next year
  • 45% of GPs said they are less engaged with the new clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) because of increased workload.

Download the full GP Contract Imposition Survey results
 Read GPC Chair Chaand Nagpaul's letter introducing the survey
 See GPC Chair Chaand Nagpaul's letter on the survey results