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Primary care performance gets better

Performance figures for GP practices in England show an overall increase in achievement and a big rise in the number of GP practices achieving a maximum score in the second year (2005/06) of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF).

The data are published in a report published by The Information Centre for health and social care.

The report states that, on average, GP practices achieved 96% (1,011) of the available 1,050 points in 2005/06. This compares with an average of 959 points (91%) in 2004/05.

Additionally, nearly one in 10 (813) of GP surgeries achieved top marks of 1,050 points, a significant increase on the 222 practices (under 3%) to score maximum points in the first year of the QOF.

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