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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, (available via the QOF achievement data sub menu)  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.
Also published is execption reporting data for Northern Ireland (available via the Exception Reporting sub menu)
QOF bulletins presenting summaries of the QOF achievement data are also available on the QOF statistics for Northern Ireland.
For more information on the QOF, see the fact sheet (PDF 285KB)
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