24 / 1 / 2011 1.28pm
For 2009/10 NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee agreed the following changes:
The heart failure DES introduced in 2008/09, formed part of the Quality and Outcomes Framework.
The remaining four clinical DESs introduced for 2008/09 (alcohol, learning disabilities, osteoporosis and ethnicity) are all two-year DESs and continue until 31 March 2010.
The Extended Opening Hours Access DES (introduced in 2008/09) also continues until 31 March 2010