End Game has found some peculiar interpretations of the commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) payment for performance framework.

An Audit Commission analysis of the CQUIN framework found some schemes “included penalties for performance failings that are already strongly disincentivised in other ways, such as impersonating a doctor”. As the commission rightly points out, it’s probably not worth penalising trusts for something that’s already illegal.

Sticking with impersonation, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said this week it was aware of people pretending to be MHRA staff.

There are some people out there who desperately need to get a life.