Project Description

The voluntary Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) annual reward and incentive programme is for all GP surgeries in England, it has been introduced to improve the quality of care patients are given.

This is done by rewarding practices for the quality of care they provide to their patients, based on a number of indicators across a range of key areas of clinical care and public health.

This two-hour session will give an introduction to QOF, what it does and why it is important. Delegates will learn how it works, the indicators, how this is calculated and how they will be assessed to understand the QOF process fully.

  • Duration: 2 hours

Aims & Objectives:

By the end of the workshop delegates will be able to:

  • Know and understand QOF and how it can be beneficial to them and their practice.
  • Understand the indicators, how they will be assessed and how rewards are calculated.
  • They will learn about the exceptions, and what applies to their practice.

Guidance notes and will be provided to support this workshop and certificates of attendance are awarded after the workshop.

Workshop Agenda

Below is an outline of the proposed agenda, if you have any questions please get in touch.

Welcome and Introduction – Overview of the programme and objectives
Introduction to Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

  • What is QOF? What does it do? Why is it important?
  • How QOF works
  • Indicators Definitions
  • Thresholds
  • QOF exceptions
  • Prevalence
Measurements and Calculations: all you need to know

  • Calculation of point achievement
  • Examples of points calculation for each type of indicator
  • Calculating QOF payments
Recording information and the business rules

  • Data collection for QOF
  • QMAS
  • QOF assessment and audit
  • QOF assessment
  • Prepayment verification and rescoring
  • Random 5% checks
  • Disputes
Action planning
Final Q & A
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