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QOF targets to focus on dementia care

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QOF indicators are set change in a bid to to improve the health of patients who care for people with dementia.

NICE launched a consultation on 14 proposed new indicators for the QOF. Targets for hypertension, diabetes, peripheral arterial disease and stroke are also being considered. If approved following consultation, these indicators will form the QOF targets for 2014/15.

The RCN has been invited by the DH to respond to the GMS contract proposal. RCN director of policy Howard Catton said: 'This is a recognition that nurses have a contribution in risk profiling, long-term conditions and specialist nursing.'

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