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Quality and Outcomes Framework

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is the annual reward and incentive programme detailing GP practice achievement results.

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is the annual reward and incentive programme detailing GP practice achievement results.

QOF is a voluntary process for all surgeries in England and was introduced as part of the GP contract in 2004. It is reported in two formats; this publication, and the on-line search function

QOF awards surgeries achievement points for:

  • managing some of the most common chronic diseases, e.g. asthma, diabetes
  • implementing preventative measures, e.g. regular blood pressure checks
  • the extra services offered such as child health care and maternity services
  • the quality and productivity of the service, including the avoidance of emergency admissions to hospital
  • compliance with the minimum time a GP should spend with each patient at each appointment

October 2014

Published: October 28

The Quality and Outcomes Framework 2013-14


October 2013

Published: October 29

The Quality and Outcomes Framework 2012-13


October 2012

Published: October 30

The Quality and Outcomes Framework 2011-12


November 2011

October 2011

October 2010

October 2009

September 2009

October 2008

September 2008

October 2007

September 2007

February 2007

September 2006

August 2005

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