Outcomes based pay

Fees charged by family doctors would be linked to patient satisfaction and treatment success under the Conservative Party's plan to give general practitioners more control of national health spending.

Launching a wide- ranging policy paper on national health services, CP spokesman Andrew Lansley, said GPs were "senior public servants" who had "a responsibility to deliver the best outcome for all patients.

"We are proposing a structure that gives GPs incentives to deliver better outcomes and to recognise that their remuneration must be fundamentally geared to outcomes," he said. - Reuters