What are the QOF indicators?

2020-08-03 by No Comments

What are the QOF indicators?

Public health: consists of six indicators (worth up to 95 points) across four clinical areas – blood pressure, cardiovascular disease – primary prevention, obesity 18+ and smoking 15+. Public health – additional services: consists of two indicators (worth up to 11 points) across one service area – cervical screening.

What is a QOF alert?

We use computer software to prompt us if something is missing – these are called “QoF alerts” which pop up in a box when your record is opened.

What is QOF in primary care?

The QOF is a voluntary reward and incentive programme. It rewards GP practices, in England, for the quality of care they provide to their patients and helps standardise improvements in the delivery of primary care. The results are published every year.

What is QOF general practice?

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a voluntary scheme within the General Medical Services (GMS) contract. It aims to support contractors to deliver good quality care.

Why am I on a QOF register?

Prevalence data within the QOF are collected in the form of practice “registers”. A QOF register may count patients with one specific disease or condition, or it may include multiple conditions. There may also be other criteria for inclusion on a QOF register, such as age or date of diagnosis.

How do you get QOF?

7 ways to make the new QOF year an easier one

  1. Get the whole team involved.
  2. Spend half an hour a day doing the work.
  3. Work opportunistically.
  4. Target flu season.
  5. Use your clinical system effectively.
  6. Have a member of staff ready to recall patients.
  7. Use tools that you already have to remind patients to come in.

Why is QOF important?

The UK’s Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is the world’s largest pay-for-performance scheme in primary care. It rewards general practices financially for delivering interventions and achieving patient outcomes using evidence-based indicators developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

How do I manage QOF?

Why am I on the QOF register?

How is QOF calculated?

So, to work out your actual QOF value for your practice, you need to divide your population by 8,479 to derive a factor and multiply this to the QOF point value to derive the actual QOF value for your practice. For example, if your practice has 4000 patients.

How much money do you get per QOF point?

The new value of a QOF point will be £194.83. More roles added to the additional roles. Reimbursement scheme. Between 2020 and 2024, the scheme will expand to 26,000 additional roles.

How many QOF points are there?

QOF (quality and outcomes framework)

Type of indicator or achievement Number of points
Based on achievement for 2020/21 139
Awarded in full 74
Based on previous achievement 354
Total 567

What are the QoF indicators for osteoporosis?

Indicators related to osteoporosis: prevention of fragility fractures in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) of the General Medical Services (GMS) contract. OST004.

What is the Nice SIGN guideline for osteoporosis?

NICE indicator guidance for QOF – Osteoporosis: secondary prevention of fragility fracture 2. The SIGN guideline on management of osteoporosis recommends that patients who have had a fragility fracture who require treatment with a bone- sparing agent also receive appropriate calcium and/or vitamin D supplementation2.

When do patients become eligible for QOF interventions?

Patients are eligible for the interventions outlined in QOF indicators as soon as they are fully registered with the contractor or a relevant diagnosis is recorded. Quality improvement indicators

When does the QOF guidance come into effect?

The aim of this document is to provide additional guidance on the interpretation and verification of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicators for 2021/22 in England, which are listed in Annex D of the Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions (SFE).1It is effective from 1 April 2021 and replaces versions issued in previous years.