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QOF guidance

The General Practitioners Committee has produced a briefing on quality indicators to provide background and context in preparation of the forthcoming negotiations to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) and the potential changes to the QOF following the current QOF review, led by NHS England.

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Find the latest changes to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) by nation:


QOF guidance 9th revision 2016-2017

No substantive changes will be made to QOF requirements for 2017/18 and 2018/19.  Practices should refer to the 2016/17 guidance.


QOF guidance for the GMS contract 2015-16 (PDF)

Summary of changes and detailed guidance can be found at the Welsh GP contract changes 2015-2017


Guidance on the new contract arrangements from 1 April 2016

In Scotland, as of 1 April 2016 QOF has been dismantled, the remaining points have been retired and the funding has been moved to global sum. QOF data will no longer be extracted for payment purposes but it will continue to be available to practices for their own internal processes.

Northern Ireland

For information about QOF for Northern Ireland, please get in contact with NIGPC.