The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is the annual reward and incentive programme detailing GP practice achievement results. It is now in it’s second year of operation. QOF is a voluntary process for all surgeries in England and was introduced as part of the GP contract in 2004. QOF awards surgeries achievement points for:
- managing some of the most common chronic diseases e.g. asthma, diabetes
- how well the practice is organised
- how patients view their experience at the surgery
- the amount of extra services offered such as child health and maternity services
QOF gives an indication of the overall achievement of a surgery through a points system. Practices aim to deliver high quality care across a range of areas for which they score points.
This link takes you to the website so that you can see how we are doing compared to other practices.
Shortcut to: http://www.qof.ic.nhs.uk/index.asp