PFP diabetes care scheme backed by UK expert

A LEADING UK healthcare expert has endorsed the Gillard Government's decision to pilot its pay-for-performance (PFP) diabetes care scheme, backing the controversial funding model as a potentially important element in the future of primary care.

Dr Stephen Campbell, senior research fellow at University of Manchester's National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, told MO that introducing the scheme in the UK may have worked better if it was piloted before implementation.

Dr Campbell was due to deliver a public lecture on the topic this afternoon at