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 half day 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 should record the data to understand the QOF process fully.

  • Duration: Half day

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 record their data and how rewards are calculated.
  • They will learn about Personalised Care Adjustments, 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.

12.45 Registration
13.00 Welcome and Introduction 
13.05 Introduction to Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

  • What is QOF?
  • QOF Framework
  • How QOF works
  • Indicators Definitions & Thresholds
  • Personalised Care Adjustments
  • Challenges in using QOF Data
  • Highlights
14.00 Measurements and Calculations: all you need to know

  • Process Flow of Reward Payments
  • QOF Reward: Data Extraction & Scoring
14.30 BREAK
14.50 Reward: Payment Methods

  • Aspiration Payments
  • Achievement Payment Calculation
15.45 Recording information and the business rules

  • Data collection for QOF
  • QMAS
16.15 Action Planning – Group work
16.45 Final Q & A and Close
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