Quality and Outcomes Framework
The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a system to remunerate general practices for providing good quality care to their patients, and to help fund work to further improve the quality of health care delivered. It is a fundamental part of the General Medical Services (GMS) Contract, introduced on 1st April 2004.
Published here is Northern Ireland's QOF achievement data. Information on this website includes the total number of points earned, the total payment each practice received and a breakdown of how much each practice scored in each of the clinical and non-clinical domains.
Click on the QOF menu subsections on the left to access the data and a range of pages explaining the context and content of the QOF. The QOF links page contains links to a number of other useful documents and websites, and the contacts page contains details of who to get in touch with if you have any queries.
QOF bulletins presenting summaries of the QOF achievement data are also available.